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MCW & Lillard among rookies & sophomores selected to play in the 2014 Rising Stars challenge

Published on January 29th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 1,937 views

Despite his career high 15 point game last night, Anthony Bennett becomes the first #1 draft pick to not be selected to play in the Rising Stars (previously known as Rookie/Sophomore &  Rookie game) game today. Oops, correction – Kwame Brown didn’t make it either and that’s because Kwame was such a bad #1 pick that I forgot he was a #1 pick.  Kwame’s follow-up season wasn’t any better and he again missed out on playing in the game as a sophomore.

Here are the first and second year players that will be competing at All-Star weekend.

ROOKIES:

  • Michael Carter-Williams (PHI)
  • Trey Burke (UTA)
  • Victor Oladipo (ORL)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr (NYK)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)
  • Kelly Olynyk (BOS)
  • Mason Plumlee (BKN)
  • Steven Adams (OKC)

SOPHOMORES:

  • Damian Lillard (POR)
  • Bradley Beal (WAS)
  • Dion Waiters (CLE)
  • Harrison Barnes (GSW)
  • Terrence Jones (HOU)
  • Jared Sullinger (BOS)
  • Anthony Davis (NOP)
  • Jonas Valanciunas (TOR)
  • Andre Drummond (DET)

Jonas Valanciunas will be making his debut since he was not selected to participate as a rookie last year.

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