All-Star Rising Stars roster announced
League announces roster of available players for All-Star Weekend.
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|
|Steven Adams||Oklahoma City Thunder||C||Rookie|
|Pero Antic||Atlanta Hawks||C||Rookie|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||Milwaukee Bucks||G/F||Rookie|
|Harrison Barnes||Golden State Warriors||F||Sophomore|
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards||G||Sophomore|
|Trey Burke||Utah Jazz||G||Rookie|
|Michael Carter-Williams||Philadelphia 76ers||G||Rookie|
|Anthony Davis||New Orleans Pelicans||F/C||Sophomore|
|Andre Drummond||Detroit Pistons||C||Sophomore|
|Tim Hardaway||New York Knicks||G||Rookie|
|Terrence Jones||Houston Rockets||F||Sophomore|
|Damian Lillard||Portland Trail Blazers||G||Sophomore|
|Victor Oladipo||Orlando Magic||G||Rookie|
|Kelly Olynyk||Boston Celtics||F/C||Rookie|
|Mason Plumlee||Brooklyn Nets||F/C||Rookie|
|Jonas Valanciunas||Toronto Raptors||C||Rookie|
|Dion Waiters||Cleveland Cavaliers||G||Rookie|
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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