Rising Stars Challenge Rosters Announced

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The official rosters of the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge were announced today. Every year the Rising Stars Challenge provides just a glimpse of what the future of the NBA has in store. It also gives the first and second year guys their first taste of what All-Star Weekend is all about. For the past three years, the format was that former NBA legends would select from a pool of rookies and sophomores and have them play an exhibition game. Before that, the game was simply the rookies versus the sophomores. This year however the NBA has decided to something different, making it U.S. players versus international players Here’s what the rosters for each stand at right now.

U.S. Team

Trey Burke (Utah, Sophomore)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit, Sophomore)
Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Sophomore)
Zach LaVine (Minnesota, Rookie)
Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota, Sophomore)
Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia, Rookie)
Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Sophomore)
Elfrid Payton (Orlando, Rookie)
Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Sophomore)
Cody Zeller (Charlotte, Sophomore)

Coach: Alvin Gentry (Warriors)

World Team

Steven Adams (Oklahoma City, Sophomore)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Sophomore)
Bojan Bogdanovic (Brooklyn, Rookie)
Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota, Sophomore)
Dante Exum (Utah, Rookie)
Rudy Gobert (Utah, Sophomore)
Nikola Mirotic (Chicago, Rookie)
Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Sophomore)
Dennis Schröder (Atlanta, Sophomore)
Andrew Wiggins (Minnesota, Rookie)

Coach: Kenny Atkinson (Hawks)

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This is the list of the entire first and second year players in the league and their current stats. Really surprised that McLemore or Hardaway Jr. were not added to the roster but they could be added if any injuries occur.

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