Saturday, December 20, 2014

Carter-Williams selected to Rising Stars Challenge

BOSTON – No surprise here.

Carter-Williams selected to Rising Stars Challenge

76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Matt Slocum/AP)
76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams. (Matt Slocum/AP)

BOSTON – No surprise here.

Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams was selected to participate in the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge. The game is a mixture of the NBA’s top rookies and second-year players. It will be played on played Feb. 14 during the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. The game used to pit the top rookies against the top second-year players. 

Carter-Williams lead all rookies in scoring (17.4 points per game), assists (6.7), rebounds (5.6) and steals (2.41). The 6-foot-6, 185-pound is the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year honors. 

South Philly native Dion Waiters, a second-year guard with the Cleveland Cavaliers, will also participate in the game. Carter-Williams and Waiters were teammates at Syracuse.

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2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Player Pool

Prior to NBA/

Player Team Pos. Ht. W Exp

Steven Adams Oklahoma City C 7-0 255 R

Pero Antic Atlanta C 6-11 260 R

Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee G/F 6-9 R

Harrison Barnes Golden State F 6-8 210 1

Bradley Beal Washington G 6-5 207 1

Trey Burke Utah G 6-1 190 R

Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia G 6-6 185 R

Anthony Davis New Orleans F/C 6-10 220 1

Andre Drummond Detroit C 6-10 270 1

Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York G 6-6 205 R

Terrence Jones Houston F 6-9 252 1

Damian Lillard Portland G 6-3 195 1

Victor Oladipo Orlando G 6-4 215 R

Kelly Olynyk Boston F/C 7-0 238 R

Mason Plumlee Brooklyn F/C 6-11 235 R

Jared Sullinger Boston F/C 6-9 260 1

Jonas Valanciunas Toronto C 6-11 231 1

Dion Waiters Cleveland G 6-4 225 1

PREVIOUS BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE RESULTS

1994 - Phenoms 74, Sensations 68

1995 - White 83, Green 79 (OT)

1996 - East 94, West 92

1997 - East 96, West 91

1998 - East 85, West 80

2000 - Rookies 92, Sophomores 81 (OT)

2001 - Sophomores 121, Rookies 113

2002 - Rookies 103, Sophomores 97

2003 - Sophomores 132, Rookies 112

2004 - Sophomores 142, Rookies 118

2005 - Sophomores 133, Rookies 106 

2006 - Sophomores 106, Rookies 96 

2007 - Sophomores 155, Rookies 114 

2008 - Sophomores 136, Rookies 109

2009 - Sophomores 122, Rookies 116

2010 - Rookies 140, Sophomores 128

2011 - Rookies 148, Sophomores 140

2012 - Team Chuck 146, Team Shaq 133 

2013 - Team Chuck 163, Team Shaq 135

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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