Okonoboh, McCullough Picked for Elite 24
Wilbraham & Monson big man Goodluck Okonoboh and Brewster Academy forward Chris McCullough are among 24 players from across the country selected to play in this year's Elite 24 game.
This year's event will return to New York City for the first time since 2009 as the 8th annual game will be played outside under the Brooklyn Bridge at the historic Tobacco Warehouse on August 24 at 7PM EST and will be televised live on ESPNU.
Since its inception in 2006, the Elite 24 has hosted many of the nation's top high school basketball prospects including three number 1 overall NBA Draft picks, twenty-three NBA Lottery Draft picks and thirty-seven NBA first-round Draft picks. Seventy-six Elite 24 alumni are currently playing in the NBA.
The event originated at the famed Rucker Park in Harlem, New York before moving to Venice Beach California from 2010-2012, and is now in its first season in Brooklyn.
Other participants in this year's Elite 24 include: Tyus Jones; Stanley Jackson; Justin Jackson; Emmanuel Mudiay; Malik Newman; Ivan Rabb; Kelly Oubre; Myles Turner; Rashad Vaughn; Isaiah Whitehead; Justise Winslow; Karl Towns; D'Angelo Russell; Joel Berry; Thon Maker; Stephen Zimmerman; Chris Chiozza; Devin Booker; Romelo Trimble; and Theo Pinson.
McCullough is currently the 7th ranked prospect in the national class of 2014 according to the ESPN 100. A New York native who has spent his entire high school career competing in the New England prep ranks, he made an early commitment to Syracuse last year, and is a product of Team Scan on the AAU circuit.
Okonoboh is currently the 19th ranked prospect in the national class of 2014 according to the ESPN 100. A Boston native who has also spent his entire high school career competing in the New England prep ranks, he has starred with the Mass Rivals over the course of the last two years and is being recruited by the likes of Duke, Indiana, and Florida among others.