clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NBA Rookie-Sophomore Game 2013 rosters take shape

Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley have finalized the rosters for their respective Rising Stars Game squads.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard was the first of 20 players selected for the 2013 NBA Rising Stars game. Shaquille O'Neal also landed Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving with the third pick.

Whereas Shaq loaded up on guards early, Charles Barkley's strategy apparently included taking top big men, as he made New Orleans Hornets center Anthony Davis the top pick for his squad (No. 2 overall) and tabbed Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets with his next selection.

Here are full rosters for both teams, along with where each player was selected:


1. Damian Lillard

3. Kyrie Irving

5. Andre Drummond

7. Klay Thompson

9. Harrison Barnes

11. Chandler Parsons

13. Dion Waiters

15. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

17. Tyler Zeller

19. Kemba Walker


2. Anthony Davis

4. Kenneth Faried

6. Kawhi Leonard

8. Bradley Beal

10. Ricky Rubio

12. Tristan Thompson

14. Nikola Vucevic

16. Brandon Knight

18. Isaiah Thomas

20. Alexey Shved

The Rising Stars contest will tip off at 9 p.m. ET on Friday from the Toyota Center in Houston. The game will be televised live on TNT.

Images by eflon used in background images under a Creative Commons license. Thank you.