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Simmons, Mitchell and Doncic headline Rising Stars rosters

30 January 2019

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Utah's Donovan Mitchell and Dallas' Luka Doncic were among the 20 players announced Tuesday as participants in this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend.

This is the fifth straight year that the Rising Stars event will showcase a USA vs.

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Doncic will be joined by reigning Rookie of the Year victor Ben Simmons, Raptors forward OG Anunoby, Suns center Deandre Ayton, Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nets forward Rodions Kurucs, Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie and Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman. The competition on Team USA has the likes of Kings guard DeAaron Fox, Atlanta's Trae Young and Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. The World team is 3-1 in the current format of what was once called the rookie-sophomore game.

Mitchell's U.S. Team fell to the World Team, 155-124, as he posted seven points, seven assists, five steals and two blocks in 23 minutes. They will be joined by Toronto Raptors forward O.G. Anunoby, Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton, Sacramento Kings forward Bogdan Bogdanović, LA Clippers guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Brooklyn Nets swingman Rodions Kurucs, Chicago Bulls stretch-forward Lauri Markkanen, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman.

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Boston's Kyrie Irving (U.S. Team) and Dallas's Dirk Nowitzki (World Team) will serve as honorary coaches. It will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 15.

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Simmons, Mitchell and Doncic headline Rising Stars rosters