Prep elite talents shine at Rucker Park

Originally Published: September 5, 2006
By Rob Matera | Special to Scouts Inc.
NEW YORK -- With all of the top high school players split into allegiances to the three big sneaker companies, it is a rare event where they are all together, competing against one another. Obligations to play in a certain shoe camp or travel on one company's AAU circuit make it nearly impossible for the very best of the best to go head to head. Sure, the McDonald's All-America Game typically accomplishes this goal, but it's held in the postseason and includes only graduating seniors. The organizers of the Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic set out to change all that.