Victor Oladipo selected for Rising Stars All-Star Game
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|
|Tim Hardaway, Jr.||New York||G||Michigan/USA||R|
|Harrison Barnes||Golden State||F||North Carolina/USA||1|
|Anthony Davis||New Orleans||F/C||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|