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Rosters set for NBA Rising Stars game

By Sam Amico

NBA legends Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal made their selections for the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, setting the rosters via a draft on TNT.

The game consists of first- and second-year players only, and includes four Cavaliers — Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller. Complete rosters are below:

Player, Team, Pos., Ht., Wt., Home Country, Exp
Bradley Beal, Washington, G, 6-5, 207, Florida/USA, R
Anthony Davis, New Orleans, F, 6-10, 220, Kentucky/USA, R
Kenneth Faried, Denver, F, 6-8, 228, Morehead State/USA, 1
Brandon Knight, Detroit, G, 6-3, 189, Kentucky/USA, 1
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, F, 6-7, 225, San Diego State/USA, 1
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota, G, 6-4,180, FC Barcelona/Spain, 1
Alexey Shved, Minnesota, G, 6-6, 182, CSKA/Russia, R
Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento, G, 5-9, 185, Washington/USA, 1
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland, F, 6-9, 227, Texas/Canada, 1
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, C, 7-0, 240, USC/USA, 1

Player, Team, Pos., Ht., Wt., Home Country, Exp
Harrison Barnes, Golden State, F, 6-8, 210, North Carolina/USA, R
Andre Drummond, Detroit, C, 6-10, 270, Connecticut/USA, R
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte, G-F, 6-7, 232, Kentucky/USA, R
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland, G, 6-3,191, Duke/USA, 1
Damian Lillard, Portland, G, 6-3, 195, Weber State/USA, R
Chandler Parsons, Houston, F, 6-9, 207, Florida/USA, 1
Klay Thompson, Golden State, G, 6-7, 205, Washington State/USA, 1
Dion Waiters, Cleveland, G, 6-4, 215, Syracuse/USA, R
Kemba Walker, Charlotte, G, 6-1, 185, Connecticut/USA, 1
Tyler Zeller, Cleveland, F/C, 7-0, 250, North Carolina/USA, R


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