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.

ROOKIE TEAM ROSTER
PlayerTeam
Michael BeasleyMiami
Rudy FernandezPortland
Marc GasolMemphis
Eric GordonL.A. Clippers
Brook LopezNew Jersey
O.J. MayoMemphis
Greg OdenPortland
Derrick RoseChicago
Russell WestbrookOklahoma City

Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – Dwyane Wade

SOPHOMORE TEAM ROSTER
PlayerTeam
Aaron BrooksHouston
Wilson ChandlerNew York
Kevin DurantOklahoma City
Jeff GreenOklahoma City
Al HorfordAtlanta
Luis ScolaHouston
Al ThorntonL.A. Clippers
Rodney StuckeyDetroit
Thaddeus YoungPhiladelphia

Head Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach – Dwight Howard