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Luka Doncic, Trae Young highlight Rising Stars Game during All-Star Weekend

Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Hawks, Mavs

The NBA has announced the list of the 20 players selected by NBA assistant coaches to take part in the 2020 NBA Rising Stars Game on Friday, Feb. 14 in Chicago. Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will lead the World Team while Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young will lead the U.S. Team during the much-awaited clash.

The league has also chosen New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson as a replacement for the injured Wendell Carter Jr.

U.S Team:

Miles Bridges (F) — Charlotte Hornets — Second season

Wendell Carter Jr. (C) — Chicago Bulls — Second season

Devonte’ Graham (G) — Charlotte Hornets — Second season

Tyler Herro (G) — Miami Heat — Rookie

Jaren Jackson Jr. (F) — Memphis Grizzlies — Second season

Ja Morant (G) — Memphis Grizzlies — Rookie

Kendrick Nunn (G) — Miami Heat — Rookie

Eric Paschall (F) — Golden State Warriors — Rookie

PJ Washington (F) — Charlotte Hornets — Rookie

Zion Williamson (F) — New Orleans Pelicans — Rookie

Trae Young (G) — Atlanta Hawks — Second season

World Team:

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (G) — New Orleans Pelicans — Rookie/Canada

Deandre Ayton (C) — Phoenix Suns — Second season/Bahamas

RJ Barrett (G/F) — New York Knicks — Rookie/Canada

Brandon Clarke (F) — Memphis Grizzlies — Rookie/Canada

Luka Doncic (G/F) — Dallas Mavericks — Second season/Slovenia

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (G) — Oklahoma City Thunder — Second season/Canada

Rui Hachimura (F) — Washington Wizards — Rookie/Japan

Svi Mykhailiuk (G/F) — Detroit Pistons — Second season/Ukraine

Josh Okogie (G) — Minnesota Timberwolves — Second season/Nigeria

Moritz Wagner (C) — Washington Wizards — Second season/Germany

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Something worth noting from this list is the sheer amount of Canadian players, as four of the 10 players selected were born in Canada. Gilgeous-Alexander and Alexander-Walker, who are cousins, represented their country in international competition, along with Knicks rookie RJ Barrett.