Walker shines in Elite 24 midnight run

Rice alum and new Charlotte Bobcat Kemba Walker (center) soars for a reverse lay-up while Bishop Gorman's (Nev.) Shabazz Muhammad looks on during the Elite 24 midnight run Thursday in Venice Beach. Scott Kurtz/ESPNHS

Everybody loves the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game and dunk contest, but there's nothing like the midnight run. The pros and coaches took on this year's Elite 24 class Thursday morning, and while Dajuan Coleman was there to rep NY, it was an Empire State legend who stole the show.

Rice alum, UConn national champ and newly minted Charlotte Bobcat Kemba Walker used his quickness, handles and penetrating ability to wow the players and onlookers. Read more on how the night went down here. Also click here for a gallery of some of the game's images.

Oh and from the sound of things, Kevin Love didn't suit up, meaning Coleman couldn't make good on his vow to dunk on the Minnesota Timberwolves star. Maybe in a few years, big fella.

Don't forget to tune in to ESPNU for the dunk contest (6 p.m. Friday) and the game ( 7 p.m. Saturday), and follow my dudes @ESPNHSAuguste and @JayJayESPN for wall-to-wall news on Elite 24 while they are out in Venice Beach.

Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.