On Wednesday, the NBA announced that three of the 76ers' young stars were chosen to be members of this year's Team World as part of the league’s annual Mountain Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Dario Saric

The showcase of the NBA's top rising stars will be played Friday, February 16th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.  The Sixers have now produced 12 Rising Stars selections during Brett Brown's coaching tenure.  This is also the second straight year that Saric will be a participant for Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Here is the full list of participants for World versus US:


  • Joel Embiid
  • Ben Simmons
  • Dario Saric
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • Buddy Hield
  • Dillon Brooks
  • Lauri Markkanen
  • Jamal Murray
  • Frank Ntilikina
  • Domantas Sabonis


  • Lonzo Ball
  • Brandon Ingram
  • Kyle Kuzma
  • Malcolm Brogdon
  • Jaylen Brown
  • Jayson Tatum
  • John Collins
  • Kris Dunn
  • Donovan Mitchell
  • Dennis Smith Jr.

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