All-Star Rising Stars roster announced

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Anthony Davis headlines the Rising Stars challenge. (USATSI)
Anthony Davis headlines the Rising Stars challenge. (USATSI)

The NBA announced Wednesday the rosters for the 2014 BVBA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend. The event, formerly known as the Rookies-Sophomores game, now features a pool from which assistant coaches for the All-Star Game will select their team.

Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard highlight the sophomores selections, while Victor Oladipo heads the rookies.

2014 Rising Stars Challenge Player Pool
PlayerTeamPositionExperience
Steven AdamsThunderCRookie
Pero AnticHawksCRookie
Giannis AntetokounmpoBucksG/FRookie
Harrison BarnesWarriorsFSophomore
Bradley BealWizardsGSophomore
Trey BurkeJazzGRookie
Michael Carter-Williams76ersGRookie
Anthony DavisPelicansF/CSophomore
Andre DrummondPistonsCSophomore
Tim HardawayKnicksGRookie
Terrence JonesRocketsFSophomore
Damian LillardTrail BlazersGSophomore
Victor OladipoMagicGRookie
Kelly OlynykCelticsF/CRookie
Mason PlumleeNetsF/CRookie
Jared SullingerCelticsF/CSophomore
Jonas ValanciunasRaptorsCRookie
Dion WaitersCavaliersGRookie

Some surprises: No. 1 pick Anthony Bennet did not make it, fresh off is 15-point performance Tuesday (his first double-digit performance of the season). Mason Plumlee made it, and not is brother Miles, who has been infinitely better. One must assume they got them mixed up. Tony Snell could probably have made it, but it isn' a big deal.

 
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