we are just over one week away from NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte where some of the best players in the league will face off against each other in the All-Star Game on February 17th as well as compete in All-Star Saturday Night which includes the Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest. It is a weekend that most NBA fans look forward to as the best talent the league has to offer is on display. In addition to the best stars in the league, part of All-Star Weekend includes the Rising Stars Challenge on February 15th which follows the Celebrity Game.
The Rising Stars Challenge pits some of the league’s potential stars of the future against each other on Team USA and Team World. On Wednesday, the 2019 Rising Stars rosters were released for both teams and features some of the outstanding rookies from this past year’s NBA Draft like Trae Young on Team USA and Luka Doncic for Team World in the game. Today, we take a look at who will represent Team USA and Team World in the 2019 Rising Star Challenge.
SF OG Anunoby, Toronto Raptors
C Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns
SG Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings
SG Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Los Angeles Clippers
SF Rodions Kurucs, Brooklyn Nets
PF Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls
SG Josh Okogie, Minnesota Timberwolves
SF Cedi Osman, Cleveland Cavaliers
PG Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
C Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets
PF Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings
PG Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers
PF John Collins, Atlanta Hawks
PG De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
PF Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies
Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers
SF Donovan Mitchel, Utah Jazz
SF Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics
PG Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
This year’s Rising Stars Challenge will be on February 15th at 9:00 EST at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will be televised on TNT.