NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Reigning Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, 2017-18 Rookie of Year Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and two-time reigning Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month Luka Dončić of This Dallas Mavericks lead the list of 20 players Chosen by NBA assistant coaches to Play with at the 2019 MTN DEW ICE Growing Stars on Friday, Feb. 15 in 9 p.m. ET in Spectrum Centre at Charlotte, N.C.

The 25th Growing Stars will pit 10 initial – and second-year NBA players in the USA contrary to 10 initial – and second-year NBA gamers from all over the globe from the league’s yearly showcase of highest youthful gift throughout NBA All-Star. MTN DEW ICE will function as the title partner, enlarging on its continuing commitment to encouraging up-and-coming stars across the game. MTN DEW ICE Growing Stars will broadcast live in the U.S. on TNT and ESPN Radio. Tickets are offered in NBAEvents.com.

In recent years, the Rising Star Challenge game has arguably been more competitive and entertaining than the actual All-Star game.

Only 10 players are chosen for each team unless an injury replacement is needed (players must be a rookie or sophomore based on their first year played not drafted). NBA assistant coaches determine the rosters (similar to how NBA head coaches select the All-Star reserves).

Who should be picked? Who will be snubbed? Which team wins? Who wins MVP?

*Players in bold participated in the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge Game.

2019 Team USA eligible:

Alonzo Trier (Knicks)

Bam Adebayo (Heat)

Collin Sexton (Cavaliers)

De’Aaron Fox (Kings)

Dennis Smith Jr. (Mavericks)

  1. J. Wilson (Bucks)

Donovan Mitchell (Jazz)

Jaren Jackson Jr. (Grizzlies)

Jarrett Allen (Nets)

Jayson Tatum (Celtics)

John Collins (Hawks)

Jonathan Isaac (Magic)

Josh Hart (Lakers)

Josh Jackson (Suns)

Kevin Huerter (Hawks)

Kevin Knox (Knicks)

Kyle Kuzma (Lakers)

Lonzo Ball (Lakers)

Luke Kennard (Pistons)

Malik Monk (Hornets)

Markelle Fultz (Sixers)

Marvin Bagley III (Kings)

Mikal Bridges (Suns)

Miles Bridges (Hornets)

Mo Bamba (Magic

Monte Morris (Nuggets)

Trae Young (Hawks)

Wendell Carter Jr. (Bulls)

Zach Collins (Trail Blazers)

2019 Team World eligible:

Ben Simmons (Sixers)

Bogdan Bogdanović (Kings)

Cedi Osman (Cavaliers)

Daniel Theis (Celtics)

Deandre Ayton (Suns)

Dillon Brooks (Grizzlies)

Frank Ntilikina (Knicks)

Furkan Korkmaz (Sixers)

Josh Okogie (Timberwolves)

Lauri Markkanen (Bulls)

Luka Doncic (Mavericks)

Miloš Teodosić (Clippers)

OG Anunoby (Raptors)

Rodions Kurucs (Nets)

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Clippers)

Not going to list every single eligible player but I listed names most likely to be chosen.