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Stars Shine at the Under Armour Elite 24

EA SPORTS and NBA LIVE 14 sponsored the Under Armour Elite 24, one of the nation’s best showcases for young basketball talent.

The scene: Brooklyn’s Tobacco Factory. The event returned to New York for the first time since 2009 after a three-year stint in Venice Beach.

Since its inception in 2006, the Under Armour Elite 24 has represented the next-generation of basketball players around the country. 

76 NBA players have taken the court at the Under Armour Elite 24.

Under Armour Elite 24 alumni include three #1 overall NBA Draft picks (including NBA LIVE 14 cover athlete Kyrie Irving), 23 NBA Draft Lottery picks and 37 first-rounders.

Several Under Armour athletes were on hand, including the Charlotte Bobcats’ Kemba Walker…

Newly-minted Detroit Piston PG Brandon Jennings…

New Orleans Pelicans PG Greivis Vásquez…

And Golden State Warriors SG Kent Bazemore.

NBA LIVE 14 features some of the most realistic player renders ever in a basketball video game.

Here's an in-game look at cover athlete Kyrie Irving compared to the real-life images of NBA players above. The left image represents an early pass at Irving's in-game look, with an updated version on the right.

Kyrie from the side.

Players are transformed from the ground up to capture real-life detail and authenticity.

NBA players Kent Bazemore, Greivis Vásquez and Kemba Walker check out the action.

On the court, Team Coney Island held off Team Bed Stuy by a score of 114-109. Nine of the game’s players have already committed to colleges such as North Carolina, Florida, Ohio State and Syracuse.

Start your career in NBA LIVE 14’s brand-new career mode, Rising Star, by competing in the EA SPORTS Draft Showcase powered by Under Armour.

NBA LIVE 14 will be available later this year for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Preorder today, and be sure to check the NBA LIVE websiteFacebook and Twitter for updates throughout the summer.