NBA Rising Stars Teams Drafted

The teams for Rising Stars Challenge for All-Star Friday 2014 have been finalised, headlined by Anthony Davis and Damian Lillard.

Image: Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports/AP Images

Image: Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports/AP Images

The player pool for the Rising Stars Challenge was revealed on Jan. 30, but the teams were not set until they were drafted by TNT analysts Chris Webber and Grant Hill on Thursday night.

With the first pick of the draft, Webber chose former no. 1 pick Anthony Davis from the hometown New Orleans Pelicans.

Joining Davis will be rookies Michael Carter-Williams (76ers), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (Knicks), Trey Burke (Jazz), Mason Plumlee (Nets), Steven Adams (Thunder) and Kelly Olynyk (Celtics), with Jared Sullinger (Celtics) the only other second-year player chosen by Webber.

Image: via @NBAAllStar/twitter

Image: via @NBAAllStar/twitter

With his first selection, Hill chose reigning Rookie of the Year and first-time All-Star Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers.

Joining Lillard will be fellow second-year players Bradley Beal (Wizards), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Jonas Valanciunas (Raptors) and Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), while Terrence Jones (Rockets), Giannis Antetokounmpo (Bucks) and Pero Antic (Hawks) will be representing this year’s rookie class for Team Hill.

Image: via @NBAAllStar/twitter

Image: via @NBAAllStar/twitter

Carter-Williams, Burke and Antetokounmpo are also competing in the Skills Challenge.

Barnes will take flight in the Dunk Contest and Beal will hope to light it up in the Three-Point shootout.

But it is Lillard who is shouldering the biggest load, becoming the only player in NBA history to compete in five events in the same All-Star weekend.

See the Rising Stars Teams below:

Team Webber:

Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans

Michael Carter-Williams – Philadelphia 76ers

Tim Hardaway, Jr. – New York Knicks

Trey Burke – Utah Jazz

Jared Sullinger – Boston Celtics

Mason Plumlee – Brooklyn Nets

Steven Adams – Oklahoma City Thunder

Kelly Olynyk – Boston Celtics

Team Hill:

Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers

Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards

Andre Drummond – Detroit Pistons

Harrison Barnes – Golden State Warriors

Terrence Jones – Houston Rockets

Giannis Antetokounmpo – Milwaukee Bucks

Jonas Valanciunas – Toronto Raptors

Dion Waiters – Cleveland Cavaliers

Pero Antic – Atlanta Hawks

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