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It’s time to watch four ex-Wildcats in the Rising Stars game


Get on over to TNT at 9 pm to catch Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Trey Lyles and Jamal Murray in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend.

The game, formerly known as the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, is a battle between the young stars of the United States and the basketball stars of the world.

The rosters are as follows:

Team USA
Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns)
Malcolm Brogdon (Milwaukee Bucks)
Marquese Chriss (Suns)
Brandon Ingram (Los Angeles Lakers)
Frank Kaminsky (Charlotte Hornets)
Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers)
D’Angelo Russell (Lakers)
Jonathon Simmons (San Antonio Spurs)
Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)

World Team
Alex Abrines (Thunder)
Buddy Hield (New Orleans Pelicans)
Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
Trey Lyles (Jazz)
Willy Hernangomez (Knicks)
Jamal Murray (Nuggets)
Kristaps Porzingis (Knicks)
Domantas Sabonis (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Dario Saric (76ers)

Team USA is favored by 5.5 points and I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t have action on the game, while knowing full well that betting on an all-star game is one of the dumbest things a person can do.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for It’s time to watch four ex-Wildcats in the Rising Stars game

  1. binarysolo
    9:10 pm February 17, 2017 Permalink

    How is KAT on Team USA when he’s a Dominican national though?

    • Blue Jesus
      9:30 pm February 17, 2017 Permalink

      Came here to ask the same thing. Anyone?

    • plumloopy
      2:20 pm February 18, 2017 Permalink

      Probably US Olympic committee establishing this now. “He’s ours.”