The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, last season’s Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, and teammate Karl-Anthony Towns, who has won two straight Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards, highlight the list of 20 players selected to play in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 12 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto during NBA All-Star 2016.
For the second consecutive year, the league’s annual showcase of premier young talent will pit 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. TNT will televise the game live at 9 p.m. ET, part of Turner Sports’ 31st year of All-Star coverage.
The NBA’s assistant coaches chose the rosters for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, selecting four guards, four frontcourt players and two players at either position for each team.
Here are the rosters:
U.S. TEAM ROSTER
Jordan Clarkson Lakers G 6-5 194 Missouri
Rodney Hood Jazz G 6-8 206 Duke
Zach LaVine Wolves G 6-5 189 UCLA
Nerlens Noel 76ers F/C 6-11 228 Kentucky
Jahlil Okafor 76ers C 6-11 275 Duke
Jabari Parker Bucks F 6-8 250 Duke
Elfrid Payton Magic G 6-4 185 UL-Lafayette
D’Angelo Russell Lakers G 6-5 195 Ohio State
Marcus Smart Celtics G 6-4 220 Oklahoma State
Karl-Anthony Towns Wolves C 7-0 244 Kentucky
WORLD TEAM ROSTER
Bojan Bogdanovic Nets G/F 6-8 216 Fenerbahce/Croatia
Clint Capela Rockets F/C 6-10 240 Elan Chalon/Switzerland
Mario Hezonja Magic G/F 6-8 218 FC Barcelona/Croatia
Nikola Jokic Nuggets C 6-10 250 KK Mega Vizura/Serbia
Nikola Mirotic Bulls F 6-10 220 Real Madrid/Montenegro
Emmanuel Mudiay Nuggets G 6-5 200 Guangdong/Rep. of Congo
Raul Neto Jazz G 6-1 179 UCAM Murcia/Brazil
Kristaps Porzingis Knicks F/C 7-3 240 Cajasol Sevilla/Latvia
Dwight Powell Mavericks F/C 6-11 240 Stanford/Canada
Andrew Wiggins Wolves G/F 6-8 199 Kansas/Canada
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