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Victor Oladipo selected for Rising Stars All-Star Game

2014 January 30
by Brian Serra


Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo has been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, LA.  The Rising Stars Challenge will take place on Friday, February 14 at 9 pm ET at New Orleans Arena and will be nationally televised by TNT.

The participants for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge consist of both NBA rookies and sophomores selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches.  The rosters will be finalized following a draft by TNT personalities.  Fans will have the opportunity to vote online for who should be in the starting lineup for each team.

Oladipo, second among rookies in scoring with 13.9 ppg, was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month in December.  He has led (or tied) the Magic in scoring six times, in rebounding twice and in assists nine times.  Oladipo has scored in double figures 36 times and had 20+ points six times, including a career-high 35 points on January 15 vs. Chicago.  

The full player pool for the “Rising Stars Draft” after the jump:

2014 Rising Stars Player Pool
Steven Adams Oklahoma City C Pittsburgh/New Zealand R
Pero Antic Atlanta C Olympiacos/Macedonia R
Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee G/F Filathlitkos/Greece R
Trey Burke Utah G Michigan/USA R
Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia G Syracuse/USA R
Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York G Michigan/USA R
Victor Oladipo Orlando G Indiana/USA R
Kelly Olynyk Boston F/C Gonzaga/Canada R
Mason Plumlee Brooklyn F/C Duke/USA R
Harrison Barnes Golden State F North Carolina/USA 1
Bradley Beal Washington G Florida/USA 1
Anthony Davis New Orleans F/C Kentucky/USA 1
Andre Drummond Detroit C Connecticut/USA 1
Terrence Jones Houston F Kentucky/USA 1
Damian Lillard Portland G Weber State/USA 1
Jared Sullinger Boston F/C Ohio State/USA 1
Jonas Valanciunas Toronto C Lietuvos Rytas/Lithuania 1
Dion Waiters Cleveland G Syracuse/USA 1

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