The NBA announced the rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Headlining the group of rookies and sophomores is Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, all partaking in the game between youngsters. Here’s a look at all the participants via Shams Charania:
Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson and Trae Young headline NBA Rising Stars Game at All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Rosters here: pic.twitter.com/9kUBC3lFqG— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 31, 2020
As you can see, outside those four big names, there’s a lot of talent. Team U.S.A is stacked with Young, Zion and Morant. Luka has some help with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Deandre Ayton. Potential Most Improved Player Devonte’ Graham is in the mix as well on Team U.S.A. We’ll see if Doncic can get/stay healthy enough to play in the game. Wendell Carter Jr. is listed on the roster, but Williamson is actually replacing him in the game, as noted by beat reporters.
CORRECTION: Zion Williamson WILL participate IN PLACE of Wendell Carter Jr.— Spencer Davies (@SpinDavies) January 31, 2020