Michael Carter-Williams, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are the NBA’s up-and-coming stars and their skills will be on display come All-Star Weekend when they each play in the BBVA Compass Rising Stats Challenge.
“Carter-Williams, the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in October/November, leads all first year players in scoring (17.4 ppg), assists (6.7 apg), rebounding (5.6 apg) and steals (2.41 spg). Davis, the league leader in blocks (3.27 bpg), is averaging a double-double with 20.4 points and 10.4 rebounds. Lillard, the 2012-13 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, has the Trail Blazers near the top of the Western Conference standings thanks to averages of 20.6 points and 5.6 assists,” the NBA said in a statement.
“The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge — televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages — features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches.”
This year’s game is being held in New Orleans.