Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck forward Anthony Davis (23) of the New Orleans Hornets tips off against Team Shaq guard/forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) of the Charlotte Bobcats during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA announces BBVA Rising Stars Challenge rosters

The NBA announced the player pool for the 2014 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge this afternoon which is highlighted by Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams.

The field, which features nine rookies and nine sophomores will include the following players:

Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Andre Drummond, Terrence Jones, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, Jonas Valanciunas, Dion Waiters, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Michael Carter-Williams, Steven Adams, Giannis Antetkounmpo, Kelly Olynyk, Miles Plumlee, Tim Hardaway Jr and Pero Antic

As you’ll likely recall, the NBA no longer does the traditional rookie-sophomore rosters so the teams will be decided via draft prior to the contest which will take place on TNT’s Inside the NBA on February 6th.

Fans will then be able to vote for the game starters online with the results to be announced on game night.

The game will be played Friday, Feb. 14, in New Orleans during NBA All-Star 2014.

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