By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out which international athletes will play in the 2008 T-Mobilie Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, who hit a game-winner and who matched two of their season-highs in one game.



International Players: Rookie Game

The votes are in and the players have been selected. Assistant coaches around the league (one from each team) submitted ballots to decide which rookies and sophomores would make an appearance in the 2008 T-Mobilie Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam during All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Unsurprisingly, international NBA athletes flooded the first year's roster. Non-American players invited to play include Al Horford, Juan Carlos Navarro, Luis Scola and Yi Jianlian. On the sophomore's squad Andrea Bargnani is the only international competitor that made the cut. The Buck's freshman phenom, Yi, shared his thoughts on being selected with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "I expected it. This is something that I've worked hard for with my performance in a lot of games. I'm really happy and I'm just hoping that I can take this and help the rookie team win the game."