January 30, 2019, 9:27 amBen SimmonsG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons, 2017-18 Rookie of the Year runner-up Donovan Mitchell and two-time reigning NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month Luka Doncic lead the list of 20 players selected by NBA assistant coaches to play in the 2019 Rising Stars game.
The 25th Rising Stars game will feature 10 first and second-year players from the United States against 10 first and second-year players from around the world in the league’s annual showcase of premier young talent. In addition to Mitchell, the U.S. Team will feature Nets center Jarrett Allen, Kings forward Marvin Bagley III and guard De’Aaron Fox, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and forward Kyle Kuzma, Hawks forward/center John Collins and guard Trae Young, Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr. and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Ben Simmons (Australia) and Luka Doncic (Slovenia) are joined on the World Team by Raptors forward OG Anunoby (United Kingdom), Suns center Deandre Ayton (Bahamas), Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (Serbia), Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Canada), Nets forward Rodions Kurucs (Latvia), Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (Finland), Wolves guard Josh Okogie (Nigeria) and Cavs forward Cedi Osman (Turkey).