3 Players Likely to Have Great Rising Stars Games
The Rising Stars Challenge is one of the most exciting events during All-Star weekend. This game gives young players the chance to showcase their talents on a big stage. Each year, the best rookie and second-year players are invited to participate in this game. In recent years, the game became Team USA vs Team World.
The best rookie and second-year players out of the United States face the best rookie and second-year players from other countries. For example, DeAndre Ayton of Team World is from the Bahamas. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers is also on Team World.
Simmons is from Australia. Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is another player on Team World. Gilgeous-Alexander is from Canada. Team World has a talented roster with players from all over the world.
This year's Rising Stars Challenge features so many talented players. Every player has a chance to have great performances in this game. But, some players have a better chance than others. It is difficult to choose favorites from such a talented group but it is still possible. Here are three players who are bound to have great Rising Star Challenge performances.
#3 Trae Young
Trae Young is having a solid rookie season. Young averages 16.9 points, 7.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds. He is second in scoring for rookies. The only rookie to average more points than Young is Luka Doncic. Doncic averages 20.8 points.
Young's rookie season has been somewhat overshadowed by Doncic. Regardless, Young is playing well. When he came into the league, Young received Steph Curry comparisons. While there are glimpses of Curry, Young has created his own path. In other words, he plays his own game.
The future is bright for Trae Young. He might not win Rookie of the Year, but he'll finish the season strong. With his performance this year, and his shooting ability, Young will be a player to watch in this game.