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NBA Rookie-Sophomore Game 2013 rosters: Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis lead rookie selections

Team Shaq and Team Chuck are up to their old shenanigans again, and it should make for some fun in the marquee event of the first night of All-Star weekend.

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The NBA's Rising Stars Challenge will feature some of the NBA's brightest young talent in the headline event of Friday's action during NBA All-Star weekend.

Instead of the traditional Rookies vs. Sophomores format, two NBA legends captained each teams and got the opportunity to select their players.

Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal participated in a live draft on TNT and had their pick among the NBA's rookies and sophomores. Not surprisingly, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers was the first overall selection to Team Shaq. Barkley selected Anthony Davis with the second pick.

The game will tip off on Friday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. ET.

Team Shaq


Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Andrew Nicholson (Orlando Magic)
Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors)
Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors)
Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets)
Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Charlotte Bobcats)
Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)
* Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
* Originally selected, scratched due to back injury

Team Chuck


Anthony Davis (New Orleans Hornets)
Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets)
Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs)
Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic)
Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons)
Isaiah Thomas (Sacramento Kings)
Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves)

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