News Release

 

ANTHONY DAVIS SELECTED TO 2014 BBVA
COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE PLAYER POOL

Davis Among 18 Players Named to Player Pool

 

January 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The NBA announced today that New Orleans Pelicans second-year forward Anthony Davis will participate in the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. Davis is among nine NBA sophomores selected to the game, which will occur during the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

The game, hosted by BBVA Compass, provides fans with an opportunity to watch the NBA’s newest stars in action. For the third year in a row, the two competing teams will consist of nine rookies and nine sophomores. The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. CST at the New Orleans Arena. The player pool was selected the NBA’s assistant coaches and the competing teams will be drafted by TNT personalities.

Tickets for the game as well as the NBA All-Star Jam Session are still available and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com as well as the New Orleans Arena Box Office.

The full player pool: 

Steven Adams (OKC, Rookie) 

Pero Antic (Atlanta, Rookie) 
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Rookie) 
Harrison Barnes (Golden State, Soph) 
Bradley Beal (Washington, Soph) 
Trey Burke (Utah, Rookie) 
Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Rookie) 
Anthony Davis (New Orleans, Soph) 
Andre Drummond (Detroit, Soph) 
Tim Hardaway, Jr. (New York, Rookie) 
Terrence Jones (Houston, Soph) 
Damian Lillard (Portland, Soph) 
Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Rookie) 
Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Rookie) 
Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Rookie) 
Jared Sullinger (Boston, Soph) 
Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto, Soph) 
Dion Waiters (Cleveland, Soph)