NBA All-Star video: Hawks' Trae Young crosses over Josh Okogie
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Video: Hawks’ Trae Young crosses over Josh Okogie in All-Star Rising Stars Game

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Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young schooled Minnesota Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie with this fancy move during the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.

Young, one of the leading candidates to win Rookie of the Year this season, tried to get past Okogie with a series of crossovers. He eventually went by his defender but was unable to finish the shot as he was fouled.

The 20-year-old guard is currently averaging 16.9 points, 7.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Hawks this season. Although Atlanta is unlikely to make the playoffs, him and teammate John Collins, who is also participating in the Rising Stars Challenge, are expected to be the cornerstones for the franchise’s future.

Team USA defeated Team World in a high-scoring affair, 161-144. Young scored 25 points to go along with seven rebounds and 10 assists. He shot 9-of-10 from the field and 6-of-11 from 3-point country.

Kuzma led the scoring attack with 35 points. Meanwhile, Ben Simmons paced Team World with 28 points.

This is the fifth time the Rising Stars Challenge has followed the USA versus World format. Back then, the opening salvo of the All-Star weekend featured games between the rookies going up against the sophomores in the league.

The format was changed to give each team an equal chance of winning.