The Under Armour Elite 24 took place last Saturday on Pier 2 in Brooklyn. The high-scoring game had no shortage of highlights, but what the ESPNU audience didn’t see were the pregame warmups, where the layup lines became an encore to Friday’s dunk contest.
HoopsMixtape complied some of the best dunks and dunk attempts before the game began. Derrick Jones, who won the Elite 24 dunk contest, Donovan Mitchell, who had the play of the night, and Terrance Ferguson, one of the top high-flyers in the junior class, were all featured in the video.
The video also includes the misses, such as Kwe Parker missing a cradle 360 dunk at the 0:20 second mark. The only thing is the 6-foot-2 guard has thrown that down twice this summer (here and here).
The green team, Team Liberty defeated Team Freedom, 127-116, in the ninth annual Elite 24.
The ninth annual Elite 24 took place on Saturday night at Pier 2 in Brooklyn. With the New York City skyline in the background, it provided one of the best venues for outdoor basketball. As for the game, there was no shortage of dunks. Team Liberty led by Jaylen Brown and Duke commit Chase Jeter, went on to defeat Team Freedom, 127-116.
The weekend included plenty of highlights from Derrick Jones’ performance in the Dunk Contest on Friday night all the way to Donovan Mitchell ridiculous one-handed dunk on Saturday.
While Mitchell’s alley-oop was the highlight of the night, arguably the most exciting portion of the game was the back-and-forth, one-on-one battle between Malik Newman and Antonio Blakeney, two five-star 2015 guards.
Jeter and Brown were named co-MVPs for the winning team. Josh Jackson and Harry Giles were co-MVPs for Team Freedom.
Saturday night’s Under Armour Elite 24 may have been short on lockdown defenders (to be fair, what all-star game isn’t?) but it wasn’t short on highlights, with Jaylen Brown and Duke commit Chase Jeter leading Team Liberty to a 127-116 win over Team Freedom. Ballislife East put together a video of the top ten plays in the game, which includes individual showdowns between Brown and 2016 guard Josh Jackson, and 2015 guards Antonio Blakeney and Malik Newman.
And the top play, completed by Louisville commit Donovan Mitchell, is a sight to behold.
Video credit: Ballislife East