Highlights: Domantas Sabonis' Strong First Half

Jan. 24, 2018 - Domantas Sabonis was selected to participate in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend. In his second NBA season and first with the Pacers, Sabonis is averaging 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

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Highlights: Domantas Sabonis' Strong First Half

Jan. 24, 2018 - Domantas Sabonis was selected to participate in the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend. In his second NBA season and first with the Pacers, Sabonis is averaging 12.3 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Jan 24, 2018  |  02:41

Domantas Sabonis to Play in Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Second-year forward Domantas Sabonis of the Indiana Pacers was named Wednesday to participate in the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge the Friday night of All-Star Weekend, Feb. 16-18, in Los Angeles.

"It's great to be going back to be a part of All-Star Weekend," said Sabonis. "I'm happy to represent the Pacers and the state of Indiana. To be able to join Vic makes it even more special."

Sabonis is the Pacers' leading rebounder this season at 8.4 rebounds per game and is averaging 12.3 points per game. He has played in 45 of the Pacers' 47 games this season, with 15 starts.

The game will feature first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. Players are selected by a vote of the league's assistant coaches. The game will be televised nationally by TNT at 9:00 ET.

Fans can see Sabonis, recently named NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo, and the Pacers live in Bankers Life Fieldhouse by visiting Pacers.com/tickets.