Friday, March 25, 2016

Who Are the Top 24-Players In 2020? Under Armour's Nationwide Search for the Answer Begins April 30th

The rosters for this summer’s Elite 24 2020 (eight grade) all-star game will be determined by evaluating the top players nationwide, with Under Armour inviting 24 of the top-100 prospects from the class of 2020 the competition is sure to stiff.

The game was first held in 2006 at Rucker Park in Harlem, but after spending a couple of years at California's Venice Beach, the event is now hosted in Brooklyn annually and has become one of if not the most exciting and prestigious event of the annually each summer.

Three No. 1 NBA draft picks have participated over the years as well as five NBA All-Stars and 55 first-round picks. ESPNU will televise the Elite 24 as it does each year.

This isn’t an open event which is one thing player must get used to as they prepare to walk on to High School Campuses; this isn’t a place where you prove yourself – it’s a place where you must be proven and a environment where iron sharpens iron.

Under Armour’s Invite Only “UA Next Combine Series” for Basketball’s Next Generation
This April, Under Armour Basketball will introduce the “UA Next Combine Series” for select middle school basketball players in the class of 2022/8th grade with plans to add 7th grade in 2017 . The Combine Series is an invite only program that will offer eighth graders high-level teaching, instruction and competition.  The program will run for a full day in each of the following six cities nationwide, including: Washington, D.C., Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston and Walnut Creek, California.

The “UA Next Combine Series” is for current eighth grade players (Class of 2020) and 40 total players will be selected at each location. Players will compete for invitations to the prestigious “UA Next Experience” at the Under Armour Elite 24 this August in New York City.  Under Armour’s Elite 24 event is the nation’s premier annual high school basketball showcase that offers the world’s top prospects an opportunity to experience the energy and spirit of authentic playground basketball, while competing on the biggest stage of the summer.

“UA Next Combine Series” is the latest program from Under Armour’s Grassroots Basketball platform. It joins ongoing nationwide events, including the UA Association League, NBPA Top 100 Camp, SC30 Select Camp, UA All American Camp and the UA Elite 24. It is the purpose of these events to provide youth basketball players with the opportunity to hone their skills and maximize exposure in high-level teaching and competitive environments.  The platform aligns with Under Armour’s mission to “Make All Athletes Better.”

For more information please visit the UA Next tab on or email

Who: Select Basketball Players in the Region

(40) 8th Graders Class of 2020

Format: Skills Development, Special Situation Games, and 5-on-5 Competition (3 games guaranteed) 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AMRegistration
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMOpening / Team Assignments
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMStretch
10:30 AM - 12:00 PMDrills (4 rotations - 20 min each)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSpecial Situations
2:00 - 3:00 PMGames
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMGames
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMGames
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMClosing / Awards

Cost: $150.00 (INVITED players please register online at least two weeks prior the event to guarantee your spot)

  • Under Armour shoes, socks, full uniform, and T-shirt
  • Lunch
  • Online player profile/evaluation with picture (
Awards: 1 MVP and 5 All Combine Team Trophies

Media: The media attention generated by these events will be unmatched, as many of the top scouting services from around the country will be in attendance.

Hotel: Determined by location

If you believe you deserve an invite to one of the regional combines please email your contact information to & 

WASHINGTON DC - UA Next Combine Series East – Washington, D.C. – Saturday April 30, 2016
COLUMBUS, OH - UA Next Combine Series Midwest – Columbus, OH – Saturday May 14, 2016
LOS ANGELES, CA - UA Next Combine Series West – Los Angeles, CA – Saturday May 28, 2016
ATLANTA, GA - UA Next Combine Series South – Atlanta, GA – Saturday June 11, 2016
HOUSTON, TX - UA Next Combine Series Southwest – Houston, TX – Saturday June 25, 2016
BAY AREA, CA - UA Next Combine SC30 – Bay Area, CA – Friday July 1, 2016


When: UA Next Combine Series (East) – Washington, D.C. – Saturday April 30, 2016

Where: St. John’s College High School 2607 Military Rd. NW Chevy Chase, DC 20015

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