Carter-Williams selected to Rising Stars Challenge

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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.

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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