words // Nick DePaula
images courtesy Scott Kurtz for Under Armour
Each year, one of the most antipicated annual traditions of the Elite 24 All-Star game is the Midnight Run that precedes the game. Held at the HAX just outside of LA, the informal pick-up games match up current NBA players with some of the nation's top high school hoopers. Of course, highlights always are aplenty. As you'll see in the video below, the high school kids haven't exactly learned when not to jump or bite on head fakes.
With Under Armour the lead sponsor of the Elite 24 weekend, it was only natural that all three of the brand's marquee NBA players took part. Timberwolf and #2 pick Derrick Williams got in on the action while wearing the Micro G Supersonic Low, and NCAA Most Outstanding Player Kemba Walker took to the court in a UCONN colorway of the Micro G Juke. Tyreke Evans even showed up.
While Williams stole the show with two poster-warranting lob dunks, it was signature athlete Brandon Jennings' who made the biggest splash on the footwear side. Sporting an all 3M upper and red accented version of his signature Micro G Bloodline, Brandon debuted perhaps the best colorway of the Bloodline yet.
You can catch the Elite 24 All Star game today live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EST.
Lesson #1: Don't jump!!