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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Barkley, Shaq to draft teams for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

What: BBVA Rising Stars Challenge
When: Friday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m. ET
Where: Toyota Center
TV: TNT

NBA All-Star 2013 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will feature two teams drafted by TNT Analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal who will serve as the opposing general managers.

Each team will have nine man rosters, consisting of both NBA rookies and sophomores drafted from a pool that was previously selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for who should be in the starting lineup for each team.


BBVA Rising Stars Draft will be held on TNT on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET.

Pool of eligible players:
Harrison Barnes (Golden State)
Bradley Beal (Washington)
Anthony Davis (New Orleans)
Andre Drummond (Detroit)
Kenneth Faried (Denver)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland)
Brandon Knight (Detroit)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio)
Damian Lillard (Portland)
Chandler Parsons (Houston)
Alexey Shved (Minnesota)
Klay Thompson (Golden State)
Tristan Thompson (Cleveland)
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland)
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