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