The NBA rookie-sophomore game has a different twist than in years past. Instead of having rookies play sophomores there was a draft where the 18 players were drafted by TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'neil. This did provide some extra excitement to the game.
Local product Derrick Favors who played high school in Atlanta and then with Georgia Tech was added as an injury replacement and is on Team Chuck.
Here are the rosters for the game:
Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats
Landry Fields, NY Knicks
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
MarShon Brooks, NJ Nets
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs (out with injury)
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz
Game date/time: Friday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m. ET
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Fla.
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