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  Monday, August 7, 2006

Top 24 High Schoolers Showcased at Rucker Park 9/1
By Jonathan Givony

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Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> (www.boostmobile.com) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> Magazine href=/profile//> (formerly href=/profile//> SchoolSports href=/profile//> Magazine) href=/profile//> announced href=/profile//> today href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> annual href=/profile//> “Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> Hoops href=/profile//> Classic.” href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Friday href=/profile//> Night href=/profile//> September href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> p.m. href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York’s href=/profile//> famed href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park, href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> event href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> kind. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> unique href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> grade href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> shoe href=/profile//> affiliation.

The href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> Hoops href=/profile//> Classic href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> event href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country href=/profile//> showcase href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> known href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> producing href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> ballers href=/profile//> ever. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> and, href=/profile//> possible, href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> rivals href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> another.

The href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> regional href=/profile//> matchup href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> East href=/profile//> vs. href=/profile//> West href=/profile//> featuring href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> names href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> hoops. href=/profile//> All-Americans href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> OJ href=/profile//> Mayo href=/profile//> (Ohio), href=/profile//> Kevin href=/profile//> Love href=/profile//> (Oregon), href=/profile//> Tyreke href=/profile//> Evans href=/profile//> (Pennsylvania) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Lance href=/profile//> Stevenson href=/profile//> (New href=/profile//> York) href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> battle href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> regional href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> personal href=/profile//> bragging href=/profile//> rights. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> ELITE href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ultimate href=/profile//> stage href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> superstars href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> care href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> – href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> other.

“The href=/profile//> stars href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> tomorrow href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> “The href=/profile//> Rucker”?! href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> insane href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fans href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> players, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> we’re href=/profile//> excited href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> partner href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> happen,” href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Daryl href=/profile//> Butler, href=/profile//> marketing href=/profile//> director, href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile.

To href=/profile//> celebrate href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> unique href=/profile//> sporting href=/profile//> event, href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> Magazine href=/profile//> selected href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> historic href=/profile//> playground href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> history href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball, href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> venue. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> famed href=/profile//> Harlem href=/profile//> Court href=/profile//> located href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 155th href=/profile//> Street href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Frederick href=/profile//> Douglass href=/profile//> Boulevard href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> premiere href=/profile//> outdoor href=/profile//> playground href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country.

During href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court’s href=/profile//> storied href=/profile//> history href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> stars href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Kareem href=/profile//> Abdul-Jabbar, href=/profile//> Wilt href=/profile//> Chamberlain, href=/profile//> Dr. href=/profile//> J, href=/profile//> Nate href=/profile//> "Tiny" href=/profile//> Archibald href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Connie href=/profile//> Hawkins href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> showcased href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> talents href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park. href=/profile//> Even href=/profile//> today, href=/profile//> stars href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Stephon href=/profile//> Marbury, href=/profile//> Sebastian href=/profile//> Telfair, href=/profile//> Ron href=/profile//> Artest, href=/profile//> Kobe href=/profile//> Bryant, href=/profile//> Allen href=/profile//> Iverson href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Baron href=/profile//> Davis href=/profile//> pay href=/profile//> respect href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> legend href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> returning href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fabled href=/profile//> court.

“Never href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> premiere href=/profile//> high-schoolers href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> class href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> nation href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> involved href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> elite href=/profile//> showcase,” href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> Kris href=/profile//> Stone, href=/profile//> Associate href=/profile//> Publisher href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> Magazine. href=/profile//> “Bringing href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> together href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> storied href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Court, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> annual href=/profile//> must href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> event href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come.”

The href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> Hoops href=/profile//> Classic href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> culmination href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> two-day href=/profile//> event href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> afternoon href=/profile//> Instructional href=/profile//> Clinic href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> All-Stars, href=/profile//> SAT href=/profile//> Prep href=/profile//> Course href=/profile//> Instruction, href=/profile//> Media href=/profile//> Day, href=/profile//> Photo href=/profile//> Shoot, href=/profile//> Welcome href=/profile//> Party, href=/profile//> Historical href=/profile//> Harlem href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Ground href=/profile//> Zero href=/profile//> Excursion, href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> RockCorps href=/profile//> community href=/profile//> service href=/profile//> activities href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Post-Game href=/profile//> Mixer. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> 2-days href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> reflect href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> authentic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grassroots href=/profile//> event href=/profile//> unlike href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> major href=/profile//> sporting href=/profile//> event. href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> rosters href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> announced href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> weeks. href=/profile//>

ABOUT href=/profile//> BOOST href=/profile//> MOBILE
Based href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Irvine, href=/profile//> California, href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lifestyle-based href=/profile//> telecommunications href=/profile//> brand href=/profile//> focused href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> offering href=/profile//> premium href=/profile//> Pay-As-You-Go href=/profile//> wireless href=/profile//> phones href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> services href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> youth href=/profile//> market. href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> dedicated href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> boosting href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lives href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> today’s href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> contributing href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> youth href=/profile//> development href=/profile//> programs. href=/profile//> Boost’s href=/profile//> community href=/profile//> relations href=/profile//> efforts, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> include href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> RockCorps, href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> Ahead href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Game href=/profile//> youth href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> camps, href=/profile//> support href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Brothers href=/profile//> Big href=/profile//> Sisters href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Historically href=/profile//> Black href=/profile//> Colleges href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Universities href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> more, href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> enhance href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> lifestyle href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> status, href=/profile//> build href=/profile//> stronger href=/profile//> connections href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> greater href=/profile//> independence. href=/profile//> Experience href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Web href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> www.boostmobile.com

ABOUT href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> MAGAZINE
RISE href=/profile//> Magazine href=/profile//> (formerly href=/profile//> SchoolSports href=/profile//> Magazine), href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1997, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> national href=/profile//> sports href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> lifestyle href=/profile//> publication href=/profile//> catered href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> distributed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> teens href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> publication href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> kind, href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> focuses href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> interests href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> lifestyle href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> active href=/profile//> teens, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> national href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> regional href=/profile//> coverage href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> sports. href=/profile//> RISE href=/profile//> Magazine href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> available href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> markets href=/profile//> across href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> nation. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> distributed href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 6,500 href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> schools href=/profile//> nationwide href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> ABC-audited href=/profile//> circulation href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 910,000.

OJ href=/profile//> Mayo href=/profile//> Quote:
“For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> always href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> school, href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> rankings. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Boost href=/profile//> Mobile href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> fun href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> venues href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> world. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> hope href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> earn href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> park href=/profile//> name.”
--OJ href=/profile//> Mayo href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> Classic href=/profile//> Hoops href=/profile//> Classic

Kevin href=/profile//> Love href=/profile//> Quote:
On href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24:
“It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> kids href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> place. href=/profile//> What href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> crazy href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Mecca href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> basketball: href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York href=/profile//> City href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> means href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> crazy href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Harlem href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> Seeing href=/profile//> everything href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> AND1 href=/profile//> Mix href=/profile//> tape href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Entertainers href=/profile//> Basketball href=/profile//> Classic href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> crazy href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> school href=/profile//> kids href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> there.”

Bill href=/profile//> Walker href=/profile//> Quote:
On href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park:
“Every href=/profile//> real href=/profile//> baller href=/profile//> growing href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> watches href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Rucker href=/profile//> Park. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> exciting href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> bringing href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tradition href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> includes href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> players. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> special href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> happened href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> park href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> consider href=/profile//> myself href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> special href=/profile//> player. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> leaving href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> mark href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fashion href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> remember href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> time.”

 
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