ESPN2 will air a half-hour recap show highlighting the 2009 Boost Mobile Elite 24 event tomorrow, Thursday, September 17, 11 p.m. ET. The Boost Mobile Elite 24 recap show, hosted by Bobbito Garcia, one of the game’s announcers, includes interviews with NBA players Kevin Love (Timberwolves) and Brandon Jennings (Bucks) – both alumni of the game – and 2009 Boost Mobile Elite 24 player Tobias Harris, one of the game’s co-MVPs. The show highlights the 2009 game, the history of the outdoor event, footage of the 2008 Adam Yauch documentary “Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot”, a performance by Universal Motown rap group Pac Div and highlights of other activities the players experienced while in New York for the event.
The fourth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 was held at the Gaucho’s Gym, Bronx, N.Y., after a two-hour rain delay forced the game to its alternate site from the planned Rucker Park location (where the game was played its first three years). The game featured 24 of the nation’s top prep players, regardless of grade or shoe affiliation, from across the country; Boost Mobile Elite 24 players are selected by a committee of high school basketball experts: ESPN RISE Magazine, ESPN Scouts, Inc. and other leading talent evaluators.
The game was played before a standing-room-only crowd of approximately 1,800, that included Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and New York Knicks’ Wilson Chandler, the Skip to My Lou/White Team, coached by Celtics’ Rajon Rondo and Kings’ Tyreke Evans, defeated The Goat/Orange Team coached by Timberwolves’ Kevin Love and Buck’s Brandon Jennings 133 to 120. Doron Lamb and Tobias Harris stood out on the winning team garnering co-MVP titles; Josh Selby and C.J. Leslie were co-MVPs for The Goat/Orange Team. Skip to My Lou’s Doron Lamb was the game’s high scorer with 23 points; he also had six total rebounds and five assists. The Goat’s C.J. Leslie had a double/double with 15 points and 11 total rebounds; he had two assists. Former Rucker player/coach and New York Post NBA columnist Peter Vecsey was a co-coach for The Goat and Brooklyn’s Lincoln High School coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton co-coach for winning team Skip to My Lou.