Tatum, Simmons, Ball Among Those Headlining Rising Stars Rosters
The World versus USA Rising Stars concept returns for another year and it seems like the field is set!
In a year in which so many young stars have been playing exceptional basketball, it was incredibly difficult to boil down and select the 20 rookies and sophomores who will showcase their skills to kick off All-Star Weekend at Staples Centre in just under a month.
That being said, the two teams as follows!
Malcolm Brogdon – Milwaukee Bucks
Lonzo Ball – Los Angeles Lakers
Jaylen Brown – Boston Celtics
John Collins – Atlanta Hawks
Kris Dunn – Chicago Bulls
Brandon Ingram – Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma – Los Angeles Lakers
Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
Dennis Smith Jr. – Dallas Mavericks
Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Sacramento Kings
Dillon Brooks – Memphis Grizzlies
Joel Embiid – Philadelphia 76ers
Buddy Hield – Sacramento Kings
Lauri Markkanen – Chicago Bulls
Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets
Frank Ntilikina – New York Knicks
Domantas Sabonis – Indiana Pacers
Dario Saric – Philadelphia 76ers
Ben Simmons – Philadelphia 76ers
As the star-studded field is set, there were some very notable snubs who missed the cut. Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby has been having a phenomenal season for one of the game’s more elite teams, while rookie big man Jordan Bell has been a very valuable piece off the Golden State Warriors bench.