John Wall, Lance Stephenson to Play in Elite 24 Boost Mobile Classic on Friday

Atlanta, GA 8/18/2008 11:12 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)


John Wall and Lance Stephenson lead the rosters for the third annual Elite 24 Boost Mobile Classic, the premier high school basketball event.

Wall, Rivals.com's top-ranked high school basketball player, leads "Skip to My Lou" Blue Squad, along with two other No. 1 players in the nation as Tony Wroten, Jr. and LaQuinton Ross split the No. 1 ranking in the sophomore class of 2011 on several recruiting services.

Kenny Boynton and Derrick Favors, two top-ten seniors, also join Wall, Wroten and Ross on the "Skip to My Lou" Blue Squad, named after playground legend and Houston Rockets point guard Rafer Alston.

Stephenson, the much-hyped guard from Brooklyn's Lincoln High School, becomes the only player to play in the classic in every year of its existense. Stephenson leads "The Goat" White Squad with the nation's top junior Jeremy Tyler, Dexter Strickland, Mike Gilchrist and Abdul Gaddy.

Despite the summer tournaments sponsored by Nike, Reebok and adidas, the Elite 24 Boost Mobile Classic brings arguably the best 24 high school players in the nation each summer, regardless of their shoe affiliation.

The Elite 24 Boost Mobile Classic will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at Harlem's famed Rucker Park. The game will broadcasted live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. and will be re-broadcasted Monday, August 25 at midnight on ESPN2.

Chauncey Billups and former NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson will coach in the game. Over the last two years, Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Jerryd Bayless, Brandon Jennings, Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans played in the game.

For the full rosters for the 2008 Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic, please check below:

White Squad - The Goat
# Name                                  Class      HS (Hometown)                                    Ht/Wt Pos

1 Lance Stephenson            2009        Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.)                     6-5/200 SG
5 Brandon Knight                2010        Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)      6-3/178 PG
8 Maalik Wayns                   2009        Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.)   6-1/190 PG
9 Dexter Strickland               2009        St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)                  6-2/180 PG
10 Abdul Gaddy                   2009        Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma, Wash.)     6-3/180 PG
21 Jeremy Tyler                    2010        San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)             6-9/225 PF
23 Mike Gilchrist                  2011        St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)                  6-6/195 SF
24 Jereme Richmond            2010        Waukegan (Waukegan, Ill.)               6-7/190 SF
32 Jared Sullinger                 2010        Northland (Columbus, Ohio)              6-8/240 PF
42 Durand Scott                   2009        Rice (New York, NY)                            6-4/180 G
43 Tristan Thompson          2010        St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.)     6-9/215 SF
50 Erik Murphy                     2009        St. Mark's (Southborough, Mass.)    6-10/225 PF


Blue Squad - Skip To My Lou
# Name                                  Class      HS                                                          Ht/Wt Pos

0 Trae Golden                       2010        McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)    6-2/190 PG
1 Dominic Cheek                  2009        St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)          6-5/170 SG
2 Tony Wroten Jr.                2011        Garfield (Seattle, Wash.)                     6-5/180 SG
3 Kenny Boynton Jr.           2009        American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) 6-3/190 SG
4 Derrick Favors                   2009        South Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.)              6-9/220 PF
9 Doron Lamb                       2010        Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, N.Y.)     6-4/175 PG
10 John Wall                         2009        Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)              6-2/188 PG
17 LaQuinton Ross              2011        Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)              6-8/205 SG
21 Karron Johnson              2009        Mount Zion (Durham, N.C.)               6-7/210 PF
23 Jordan Hamilton              2009        Dominguez (Compton, Calif.)             6-7/220 SF
33 Ryan Kelly                       2009        Ravenscroft (Raleigh, N.C.)                6-9/210 PF
50 Josh Smith                        2010        Kentwood (Covingon, Wash.)          6-9/230 C

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