All-Star Rising Stars roster announced

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
Player Team Position Experience
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
Jared Sullinger Celtics F/C Sophomore
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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