Are you ready to meet the rising stars of NBA, meet the rosters for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge in NBA All-Star 2012. This year the NBA All-Star 2012 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, according to NBA official website.
NBA website stated that, NBA All-Star 2012 Rising Stars Challenge will introduce an exciting new format to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores. For the first time, rookies and sophomores will be mixed together on teams. BBVA, the Official Bank of the NBA, will serve as the title partner of the new event.
The two teams’ general managers are the TNT Analysts Charles Barkley for the “Team Chuck” and Shaquille O’Neal for the “Team Shaq”.
Each team consists of ten man rosters from NBA rookies and sophomores drafted from a pool that was previously selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches.
After commissioner Smith decisions, he include Heat rookie Norris Cole and Knicks sophomore Jeremy “Linsanity” Lin to the roster pool.
“It wasn’t very difficult [to pass on Jeremy Lin] to be honest because [Lin’s] only been playing for a week and it’s been a fantastic week,” Barkley said. “But Kyrie Irving is terrific and he’s going to hand it to [Lin] and if Ricky Rubio wants some…he can come get some too.”
Lin, the “Linsanity” will play for the Team Shaq and at the end of the draft, full rosters already completed.
Blake Griffin – Los Angeles Clippers (Sophomore)
Jeremy Lin – New York Knicks (Sophomore)
Ricky Rubio – Minnesota Timberwolves (Rookie)
Greg Monroe – Detroit Pistons (Sophomore)
Markieff Morris – Phoenix Suns (Rookie)
Kemba Walker – Charlotte Bobcats (Rookie)
Landry Fields – New York Knicks (Sophomore)
Norris Cole – Miami Heat (Rookie)
Brandon Knight – Detroit Pistons (Rookie)
Tristan Thompson – Cleveland Cavaliers (Rookie)
Kyrie Irving – Cleveland Cavaliers (Rookie)
DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento Kings (Sophomore)
Paul George – Indiana Pacers (Sophomore)
Derrick Williams – Minnesota Timberwolves (Rookie)
MarShon Brooks – New Jersey Nets (Rookie)
John Wall – Washington Wizards (Sophomore)
Gordon Hayward – Utah Jazz (Sophomore)
Tiago Splitter – San Antonio Spurs (Sophomore)
Kawhi Leonard – San Antonio Spurs (Rookie)
Evan Turner – Philadelphia 76ers (Sophomore)