Rising Stars Challenge

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The Rising Stars Challenge is a basketball exhibition game held by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Friday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend.wikipedia
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The Rising Stars Challenge is a basketball exhibition game held by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Friday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend.

Bogdan Bogdanović (basketball)

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Bogdanović was selected as a member of the Team World for the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge.

Luka Dončić

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Two days later, Dončić was named a confirmed participant for the World Team in the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge.

Willy Hernangómez

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On February 15, he was named as a replacement on the World Team for the injured Emmanuel Mudiay in 2017 Rising Stars Challenge.

Joel Embiid

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Two days later, he was named in the World Team for the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge.

Dario Šarić

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On 17 February 2017, he participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star Weekend.

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The Rising Stars Challenge is a basketball exhibition game held by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Friday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend.
Other attractions of the All-Star break include the Rising Stars Challenge (originally Rookie Challenge), where the top rookies and second-year players in the NBA play in a 5-on-5 basketball game, with the current format pitting U.S. players against those from the rest of the world; the Skills Challenge, where players compete to finish an obstacle course consisting of shooting, passing, and dribbling in the fastest time; the Three Point Contest, where players compete to score the highest number of three-point field goals in a given time; and the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, where players compete to dunk the ball in the most entertaining way according to the judges.

Evan Turner

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As a pro, he has participated in the Rising Stars Challenge and helped the 76ers reach the NBA playoffs in his first two NBA seasons.

Cedi Osman

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Four days later, Osman was named a participant for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge as a member of the World Team after a stretch of notable career games.

OG Anunoby

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On January 29, 2019, Anunoby was named a member of the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge.

Damian Lillard

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He also participated in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend and finished with 18 points, three rebounds and five assists in a game-high 28 minutes.

Deandre Ayton

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On January 29, 2019, Ayton was named a member of the World Team for the Rising Stars Challenge in the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.

D'Angelo Russell

Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, and Devin Booker all scored over 20 points, with Russell also recording 7 assists.
Russell participated in the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge, where he recorded 22 points and seven assists in Team USA's win over Team World.

Dion Waiters

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Waiters was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge game during 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend, along with teammates Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, and Tyler Zeller.

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Before 2012, the event was known as the Rookie Challenge, officially named the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam.
The company is also an official sponsor of Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the NBA Rookie Challenge, Women's National Basketball Association and the Overwatch League

Clint Capela

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During the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, Capela competed for the World Team in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Jusuf Nurkić

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Nurkić was named a participant in the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge as a replacement for Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but declined to play in the event for personal reasons.

Kostas Papanikolaou

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On February 13, 2015, he took part in the Rising Stars Challenge of the NBA All-Star Game; in spite of an injury-plagued rookie season, during which he averaged 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while coming off the bench, the Rockets decided to pick up his team option for the 2015–16 season.

Markieff Morris

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On February 8, 2012, Markieff was named to the 2012 Rising Stars challenge, making him the first Suns player since Amar'e Stoudemire to appear in the Rookie Challenge.

Dennis Schröder

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Schröder participated in the Rising Stars Challenge on February 13, 2015, recording 13 points, a game-high nine assists and three steals in Team World's 121–112 win over Team USA.

Jamal Murray

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On February 17, 2017, Murray was named MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge after posting a game-high 36 points (9-14 3FG) and a game-high 11 assists in Team World's 150–139 victory over Team USA.

Norris Cole

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Shortly before the draft for the rosters, Norris Cole and Jeremy Lin were added to the original player pool.
Cole was originally left out of the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge, but due to the rising stardom of Jeremy Lin, who was added late to the group, Cole was selected as the 20th rookie in order to even out the competition.

Klay Thompson

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The NBA did not select Thompson for the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.

Tiago Splitter

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A few days before the game, Tiago Splitter was injured and was replaced by Derrick Favors.
On February 8, 2012, Splitter and teammate Kawhi Leonard, were selected to play in the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge.