Clint Capela learned today he will join his rookie and sophomore counterparts on BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Game to be held on Friday February 12th.
Last year the Association changed the structure of this game from used to be termed Rookies versus Sophomores. The new format features the USA versus the World and in the inaugural event the World led by Andrew Wiggins beat team USA.
Here are the two teams:
Clint Capela | Houston Rockets | Forward/Center||Switzerland |Sophomore
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Bojan Bogdanovic Brooklyn Nets -| Guard/Forward |Bosnia and Herzegovina | Sophomore
Mario Hezonja | Orlando Magic | Guard/Forward|Croatia | Rookie
Nikola Jokic | Denver Nuggets | Center|Serbia| Rookie
Nikola Mirotic | Chicago Bulls | Forward- Montenegro | Sophomore
Emmanuel Mudiay | Denver Nuggets | Guard | Democratic Republic of Congo |Rookie
Raul Neto | Utah Jazz | Guard|Brazil|Rookie
Kristaps Porzingis |New York Knicks | Forward/Center| Latvia|- Rookie
Dwight Powell | Dallas Mavericks | Forward/Center| Canada| Sophomore
Andrew Wiggins | Minnesota Timberwolves | Guard/Forward| Canada | Sophomore
Of note since being named Mirotec underwent an appendectomy, so he may need to be replaced.
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Nerlens Noel | Philadelphia 76ers | Forward/Center| Sophomore
Jahlil Okafor | Philadelphia 76ers | Center| Rookie
Jabari Parker | Milwaukee Bucks | Forward| Sophomore
Elfrid Payton | Orlando Magic | Guard Sophomore
D’Angelo Russell | Los Angeles Lakers | Guard|Rookie
Marcus Smart | Boston Celtics | Guard|Sophomore
Karl-Anthony Towns | Minnesota Timberwolves | Center| Rookie
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Based on the breakdown Team USA has 7 second year players and rookies while the World team has 5 sophomores and 5 rookies and with Mirotec possibly needing to be replaced the potential to add another rookie exists.
The game takes place in Toronto at the Air Canada Center at 9:00 PM ET. For more details on the game visit NBA.com
Friday February 12th – 7 PM ET Celebrity Game, preceding the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge followed by an Inside the NBA broadcast at 11 PM EST
As for the other big events on the All-Star weekend they are: Saturday February 13th – at 7 PM ET NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader followed at 8PM ET with the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (including the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and the Verizon Slam Dunk). And of course the main event: Sunday February 14th – at 7 PM ET NBA Tip-Off followed at 8:30 by the 2016 NBA All-Star Game
For all details visit the nba.com under the All-Star section.
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