Myles Turner

Myles Turner to Play in Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend

Second-year center Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers was named Wednesday to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge the Friday night of All-Star Weekend, Feb. 17-19, at New Orleans.

"To be voted to play in the Rising Stars game is a great personal honor, but more importantly I'm really excited to represent the Pacers' franchise and my team and coaches, said Turner. "I'm really looking forward to the experience of All-Star weekend to see what it's all about."

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Turner is the Pacers' second-leading scorer this season at 15.7 points per game while leading the Pacers in rebounding (7.6 per game) and blocked shots (2.3).

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.

Below are the rosters for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge:

U.S. TEAM ROSTER

Player Team Pos. Ht. Wt. School Experience
Devin Booker Suns G 6-6 206 Kentucky 1
Malcolm Brogdon Bucks G 6-5 215 Virginia R
Marquese Chriss Suns F 6-10 233 Washington R
Brandon Ingram Lakers F 6-9 190 Duke R
Frank Kaminsky Hornets C 7-0 240 Wisconsin 1
Jahlil Okafor 76ers C 6-11 275 Duke 1
D'Angelo Russell Lakers G 6-5 195 Ohio State 1
Jonathon Simmons Spurs G/F 6-6 195 Houston 1
Karl-Anthony Towns Timberwolves C 7-0 244 Kentucky 1
Myles Turner Pacers C 6-11 243 Texas 1

WORLD TEAM ROSTER

Player Team Pos. Ht. Wt. School or Team/Country of Origin Experience
Joel Embiid 76ers C 7-0 250 Kansas/Cameroon R
Danté Exum Jazz G 6-6 190 Australia Inst. of Sport/Australia 1
Buddy Hield Nuggets G 6-4 214 Oklahoma/Bahamas R
Nikola Jokic Nuggets C 6-10 250 KK Mega Vizura/Serbia 1
Trey Lyles Jazz F 6-10 234 Kentucky/Canada 1
Emmanuel Mudiay Nuggets G 6-5 200 Guangdong/Dem. Rep. of Congo 1
Jamal Murray Nuggets G 6-4 207 Kentucky/Canada R
Kristaps Porzingis Knicks F 7-3 240 Cajasol Sevilla/Latvia 1
Domantas Sabonis Thunder F 6-11 240 Gonzaga/Lithuania R
Dario Saric 76ers F 6-10 223 Anadolu Efes/Croatia R

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