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Two Former Wildcats to Play in NBA Rising Stars Challenge

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Two point guards will represent the Kentucky Wildcats in the NBA’s Rising Stars Challenge.

All Star Weekend’s Friday night showcase of young talent will be led by a pair of former Cats.  The Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox will play for Team USA, while the Canadian-born L.A. Clippers’ point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will share point guard duties with Ben Simmons for Team World.

In his rookie season, Gilgeous-Alexander averages 9.9 points, 2.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1 steal a game.  Fox is transforming into a superstar in his second season, averaging 17.6 points, 7.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds for the Kings who are currently just 2.5 games out of the playoffs.

A look at the complete roster:

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Two Former Wildcats to Play in NBA Rising Stars Challenge



  1. a21CATSfan
    9:44 pm January 29, 2019 Permalink

    That’s a nice Futures Game (or whatever they call it). CATS



  2. Parker_UKFanNC
    1:32 am January 30, 2019 Permalink

    You can’t justify Lonzo being in this game. Get him out