Last year's Elite 24 game - essentially the Under Armour-sponsored summer version of the McDonald's All-American Game - was a big deal for Maryland fans. Terrence Jones, Terrence Ross, C.J. Leslie, Roscoe Smith: all big Maryland targets (and one commitment) and all E24 attendees. Of course, the game was rained out and wasn't shown on television until later in the year, and even then at awkward times and on tape delay.
This year, the event's not as big, but it's still worth watching if you're stuck at home on a Saturday evening. The 2010 Elite 24 game showcases two Maryland targets, Jabari Brown and Johnny O'Bryant, and a few names you should recognize, including Deuce Bello and Kyle Wiltjer. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 7:30, and has been relocated to LA, probably to avoid last year's nasty rain-out situation.
For those of you that haven't seen Brown or O'Bryant yet (that is, probably all of you, considering they live in Oakland and Mississippi, respectively), you may not get a better chance, especially because neither plays at a big school. Obviously, don't take too much from the performance, as it's an all-star game atmosphere, but you can still get good entertainment and maybe learn a thing or two about the players Maryland's still recruiting.
Hey, maybe even the legendary Bobbito will bestow an awesome nickname upon one of them. After all, who didn't love Born Ready?