NBA Announces Rising Stars Challenge Participants

The NBA announced today the list of players for this season’s Rising Stars Challenge. Shaq and Charles Barkley will draft their teams on February 7, and fans will be able to vote online for the starters before the game, which will be played Friday, February 15 in Houston to kick off All-Star 2013. Here’s who made the “Rookie-Sophomore” game:

Anthony Davis (Hornets), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Brad Beal (Wizards), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavs) and Tyler Zeller (Cavs).

Kyrie Irving (Cavs), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Rockets), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Magic) and Kemba Walker (Bobcats).