Davis, Kidd-Gilchrist and Knight Tabbed For Rising Stars Challenge

01/30/2013 02:30 AM

Former Cats Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Brandon Knight have been selected to participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend. Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist, both in their first season, will be teammates and face a squad that includes Knight.

In just half a season as a professional, Davis is averaging 12.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, while Kidd-Gilchrist is good for 9.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Knight, meanwhile, is putting up 14.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in his second season with the Pistons. All three players will be a part of the draft pool, where teams will be selected by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal on February 7.

Here are the players picked for the contest:
Harrison Barnes Golden State F 6-8 210 North Carolina/USA R

Bradley Beal Washington
Anthony Davis New Orleans
Andre Drummond Detroit
Kenneth Faried Denver
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Charlotte
Kyrie Irving Cleveland
Brandon Knight Detroit
Kawhi Leonard San Antonio
Damian Lillard Portland
Chandler Parsons Houston
Alexey Shved Minnesota
Klay Thompson Golden State
Tristan Thompson Cleveland
Nikola Vucevic Orlando
Dion Waiters Cleveland
Kemba Walker Charlotte
Tyler Zeller Cleveland

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