Brooklyn’s abandoned Tobacco Warehouse to host high school basketball

Brooklyn's abandoned tobacco warehouse will host the Under Armour Elite 24, a high school basketball tournament. Eagle Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Brooklyn’s abandoned tobacco warehouse in DUMBO will host the Under Armour Elite 24, a high school basketball tournament. Eagle Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Hello Brooklyn. Under Armour announced on Thursday that it’s bringing the Elite 24 All-Star game back to New York this year and this time it’s going down in Brooklyn at the abandoned Tobacco Warehouse under the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO.

This game is among the nation’s premier high school basketball games pitting the top 24 nationally ranked players against each other in this eighth annual game. For the past three years its been held in Venice Beach, CA. Previous to that it was held in historic Rucker Park in Harlem during the first four years (the final game at Rucker Park was actually relocated to the Gauchos Gym in the Bronx due to the rain).

“The Elite 24 is a platform created to celebrate the heart and soul of basketball. It’s a showcase of the game’s rising talent, and we play outside to enhance that gritty, freelancing style that players and fans both love to be part of,” Kris Stone, Elite 24 Founder and Director of Sports Marketing, Basketball, Under Armour said in a statement. “This game brings together the next generation of future NBA stars, giving them the opportunity to battle it out for bragging rights and show the nation that they have what it takes to be great.”

With 76 alumni already in the NBA, this game has boasted some huge names in the past including John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Tyreke Evans, and this year’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett. The 2013 rosters won’t be officially announced until Friday, Aug. 2, but they will be revealed over time and not all at once.

The game will be on Aug. 24 at 7:00 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPNU.