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Turner Sports' Grant Hill and Chris Webber to Draft BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Teams

POSTED: Feb 4, 2014 2:14 PM ET

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The 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge teams will be drafted by the event's "general managers" — Turner Sports NBA analysts Grant Hill and Chris Webber — during a special one-hour edition of TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. ET. Ernie Johnson will host the pre-game show, which will also include the exclusive unveiling of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night participants, with analysts Charles Barkley, Hill, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith and Webber.

TNT will televise the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, an event featuring some of the top young talent in the game including Portland's Damian Lillard, New Orleans' Anthony Davis and Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams, from New Orleans on Friday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m. The network will also exclusively broadcast State Farm All-Star Saturday Night featuring the Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Sprite Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 15, with coverage beginning at 8 p.m.

Following the pre-game show, TNT will present a doubleheader beginning with the San Antonio Spurs and All-Star point guard Tony Parker visiting the Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams at 8 p.m. Marv Albert will call the action alongside analyst Greg Anthony and reporter David Aldridge. The second game of the night will feature the Chicago Bulls and Carlos Boozer taking on the Golden State Warriors and All-Star starter Stephen Curry at 10:30 p.m. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play with analyst Reggie Miller and reporter Craig Sager.

Inside the NBA presented by Kia with Johnson, Barkley, O'Neal and Smith will recap the night's action following the doubleheader.