Stephen Curry Headlines Selections For 2010 Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam

January 27, 2010
Stephen Curry Headlines Selections For 2010 Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam

Golden State’s First Round Pick Ranks Fourth Among Rookie Scorers

Curry was named the NBA's Western Conference Rookie of the Month after averaging 19.1 points, 5.1 assists and 2.00 steals in January.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who scored a career-high 32 points last Friday against the New Jersey Nets, leads a list of 18 players selected for the 2010 Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, Feb. 12 in Dallas during NBA All-Star 2010.

The participants in the Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.

The seventh overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, Curry currently ranks among rookie leaders in steals (1st at 1.86), 3-point field goal percentage (1st at .428), free throw percentage (2nd at .849), assists (3rd at 4.5) and scoring (4th at 14.5). He has tallied 25-plus points in four of Golden State’s last six games and tied a franchise record for most 3-pointers made in a game without a miss January 5 at Denver (6-of-6).

Sacramento guard Tyreke Evans and his teammate with the Kings, forward Omri Casspi, join Curry on the Rookie team, which also includes Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson, Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko, Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn, Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden, and San Antonio forward/center DeJuan Blair.

The Sophomore team will feature Warriors guard Anthony Morrow, Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley, Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Kevin Love, New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez, New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, and a pair of teammates from the Memphis Grizzlies – center Marc Gasol and guard O.J. Mayo.

The head coaches for the Rookie and Sophomore teams will be the lead assistants from the 2010 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs, which will be determined by the best record in each conference through games played Jan. 31.

The Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam will be televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and also will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, while will make live audio available to fans in multiple languages.

At halftime of the Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, the Clippers’ Gordon and the Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan will compete in the first NBA All-Star Slam Dunk-In, a single-round slam dunk competition. Fans will be able to vote via SMS text message and at to determine who will advance to the Sprite Slam Dunk the following night.

The Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam began its current format pitting the Rookies against the Sophomores in 2000 and the Sophomores hold an 8-2 advantage over the first-year players. The game will be played in two 20-minute halves. Individual foul totals will be kept, but a player cannot foul out. A team will be in the penalty situation after 10 team fouls or after the second foul in the final two minutes of each half. In the event of a tie game, there will be a two-minute overtime to determine the winner. The clock will stop after each successful field goal in the last minute of each half.



Click thumbnails to view videos

Warriors Practice Interviews - 1/28/10

Gameday With Stephen Curry

Chris Paul On Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry's NBA Debut

In The Paint With Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry Postgame Interview - 1/18/10


Stephen Curry On Being Named Rookie of the Month - 2/1/10

Stephen Curry On The Doug Gottlieb Show - 1/28/10

Stephen Curry On Making The Rookie Challenge - 1/27/10

Stephen Curry With Bob Fitzgerald - 1/22/10

DeJuan Blair - San Antonio
Michael Beasley - Miami
Omri Casspi - Sacramento
Eric Gordon - L.A. Clippers

Stephen Curry - Golden State

Danilo Gallinari - New York
Tyreke Evans - Sacramento
Marc Gasol - Memphis
Jonny Flynn - Minnesota
Kevin Love - Minnesota
Taj Gibson - Chicago
Brook Lopez - New Jersey
James Harden - Oklahoma City
O.J. Mayo - Memphis
Brandon Jennings - Milwaukee
Anthony Morrow - Golden State
Jonas Jerebko - Detroit
Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City

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