Okafor, Noel Named to Rising Stars Game
It turns out that the Philadelphia 76ers will have representatives in Toronto for the All-Star Game.
The NBA today announced the list of participants for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and Sixers Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor were both selected to participate on the US team.
The game will feature two opposing teams putting a roster of US born 1st/2nd year stars up against a roster of internationally born 1st/2nd year stars.
This marks the third time in history that the 76ers have multiple representatives selected to the event.
Noel, who was also selected to last year’s Rising Stars Challenge, is averaging 10.5 points, a team-leading 8.3 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals per game this season.
The game will take place at the Air Canada Center on Feb. 12th as part of All-Star 2016 in Toronto.
The full list of participants can be found here.