--February home games at Sleep Train Arena will feature tributes acknowledging notable achievements of prominent African-Americans--

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Feb. 8, 2013 – The Sacramento Kings have once again joined Wells Fargo to honor Black History Month by recognizing influential African-Americans who have made an impact on their communities through contributions in a variety of endeavors.

SACRAMENTO, CA ---- Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas was named to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge today by the Honorary Commissioner, TNT’s Kenny Smith, who also added Ricky Rubio of the Minnesota Timberwolves to the player pool. Prior to last year’s Draft, Smith added Norris Cole of the Miami Heat and Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks. Thomas was selected by Charles Barkley on Team Chuck. This is the fourth straight year in which a Kings player has been selected to participate in the Rookie Challenge.