by Ryne Nelson

Being one of the deepest and most talented classes in recent history has its setbacks. Undoubtedly, there were some tough snubs in this rookie-sophomore match, mostly from the Class of 2008. While every player named to the Rookie Team is deserving, good cases could be made for Kevin Love, Mario Chalmers, D.J. Augustin, Jason Thompson and Marreese Speights. The rookies may be stacked, but they have history to deal with–Sophomores hold a 7-2 advantage over the first-year players.

Catch the game Sat., Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET.

Player Team
Michael Beasley Miami
Rudy Fernandez Portland
Marc Gasol Memphis
Eric Gordon L.A. Clippers
Brook Lopez New Jersey
O.J. Mayo Memphis
Greg Oden Portland
Derrick Rose Chicago
Russell Westbrook Oklahoma City

Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – Dwyane Wade

Player Team
Aaron Brooks Houston
Wilson Chandler New York
Kevin Durant Oklahoma City
Jeff Green Oklahoma City
Al Horford Atlanta
Luis Scola Houston
Al Thornton L.A. Clippers
Rodney Stuckey Detroit
Thaddeus Young Philadelphia

Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – Dwight Howard