NEW YORK, Jan. 9 -- Orlando Magic forward Mike Miller, the 2001 NBA Rookie of the Year, and Memphis Grizzlies' forward Shane Battier, the 2001 College Player of the Year, lead a list of 19 players selected to play in the 2002 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge on NBA All-Star Saturday, Feb. 9 in Philadelphia's First Union Center.

In addition, five international players will be participating in the contest, the most to ever compete in the game. Memphis' Pau Gasol (Spain), Utah's Andrei Kirilenko (Russia), San Antonio's Tony Parker (France), and Detroit's Zeljko Rebraca (Yugoslavia) will compete on the Rookie team while Sacramento's Hedo Turkoglu (Turkey) will play on the Sophomore team.

The 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge, which will be broadcast live nationally at 4 p.m. EST by TNT, NBA.com (http://www.nba.com) and ESPN Radio, features this year's top rookies against the league's best second-year players. Last year, the Sophomores defeated the Rookies, 121-113, with Wally Szczerbiak of the Minnesota Timberwolves earning the Most Valuable Player award.

Grizzlies Pau Gasol and Shane Battier will also team up on NBA All-Star Saturday.
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Miller will be joined on the Sophomore team by 2001 Rookie of the Year runner-up Kenyon Martin of the New Jersey Nets along with six players making their first appearance in the 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge: Lee Nailon of Charlotte, Marcus Fizer of Chicago, Chris Mihm of Cleveland, Stromile Swift of Memphis, Desmond Mason of Seattle and Hedo Turkoglu. Miller, last season's Rookie of the Year, is averaging 16.8 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Magic. Martin is averaging 15.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Nets.

If any rookie or second-year player is selected to play in the All-Star Game on Sunday, he will not play in the rookie game. The Sophomore team includes 10 players because Toronto's Morris Peterson (fractured right index finger) is not expected to play due to injury.

Battier, December's Western Conference 'got milk?' Rookie of the Month, is second among rookies in points (15.3 ppg), and fourth among rookies in rebounds (5.0 rpg) and assists (2.6 apg). Indiana's Jamaal Tinsley and Gasol, who won their respective conference rookie of the month honors in November, will join Battier on the rookie team. Tinsley leads all rookies and is tied for third among all NBA players in assists with 9.2 per game. Gasol ranks first among rookies in scoring (15.4 ppg), rebounds (8.7 rpg), and blocks (2.30 bpg). December's Eastern Conference 'got milk?' Rookie of the Month, Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards was selected to the Rookie team after averaging 7.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 19 games.

The game will be played in two 20-minute halves. Each team may call one full timeout and one 20 second timeout per half. Individual foul totals will be kept, but a player will not foul out. A team will be in the penalty situation after 10 team fouls or after the second foul in the final two minutes of each half. In the event of a tie game, there will be a two-minute overtime to determine the winner.

Tickets to the 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge will also admit fans to the All-Star practice sessions for the East and West All-Star teams at 1 p.m. Tickets are priced at $15 and $30, and are available through all TicketMaster Outlets, TICKETMASTER.COM, NBA.COM, 1-800-4NBA-TIX, TicketMaster PhoneCharge at 215-336-2000 or 800-551-SEAT and the First Union Center Box Office.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night, featuring NBA.com Slam Dunk presented by RealOne, 1 800 CALL ATT Shootout and All-Star Hoop-It-Up will also be broadcast live nationally at 8 p.m. EST by the same broadcast outlets. The NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 10 will be broadcast live nationally on NBC, CTV and on ESPN Radio from First Union Center at 5 p.m. EST.

The 'got milk?' Milk Mustache campaign is sponsoring the year-long NBA Rookie platform to highlight the importance of milk’s bone-building calcium and eight other essential nutrients for active people, teen boys especially, who add about 15 percent of their height during these years. The platform includes the 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge, the 'got milk?' Rookie of the Month awards, the 'got milk?' Rookie of the Year award and the 'got milk?' All-Rookie Team.

Below are the rosters for the 2002 'got milk?' Rookie Challenge:

Rookie Team Roster:
Player Team Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Country
Shane Battier Memphis F 6-8 220 Duke
Pau Gasol Memphis F 7-0 227 Spain
Brendan Haywood Washington C 7-0 266 North Carolina
Joe Johnson Boston G 6-7 225 Arkansas
Andrei Kirilenko Utah F 6-9 210 Russia
Tony Parker San Antonio G 6-2 177 France
Zeljko Rebraca Detroit C 7-0 257 Yugoslavia
Jason Richardson Golden State G 6-6 220 Michigan State
Jamaal Tinsley Indiana G 6-3 195 Iowa State

Sophomore Team Roster:
Player Team Pos.Ht. Wt. College/Country
Marcus Fizer Chicago F 6-9 262 Iowa State
Kenyon Martin New Jersey F 6-9 234 Cincinnati
Desmond Mason Seattle G 6-5 222 Oklahoma State
Chris Mihm Cleveland F/C 7-0 265 Texas
Mike Miller Orlando G 6-8 218 Florida
Lee Nailon Charlotte F 6-9 238 Texas Christian
Morris Peterson Toronto G 6-7 218 Michigan State
Quentin Richardson LA ClippersG6-6223DePaul
Stromile Swift Memphis F 6-9 225 Louisiana State
Hedo Turkoglu SacramentoF6-8220Turkey