Rising Stars Challenge

The Rising Stars Challenge is an exhibition basketball game held by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Friday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend. The players are first- and second-year players selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Two people designated as "general managers" draft players for the two opposing teams.[1]

Carmelo Anthony receiving an alley-oop during the 2004 Rookie Challenge game.

The Rookie Challenge, established in 1994, was originally competed by two randomly selected teams composed entirely of first-year players. This format was continued until 1996, when it was changed to pit rookie teams of both the Eastern and the Western Conference against each other. In 1999, the game was cancelled as a result of the NBA lockout. Since the 1998 rookie class did not compete that year, the game was revamped and featured a team of standout first-year players ('Rookies') against a team of standout second-year players ('Sophomores'). For 2012 and 2013, the format was changed to having two teams drafted by Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley (Team Chuck) and Shaquille O'Neal (Team Shaq). In 2014, the two teams were drafted by Chris Webber (Team Webber) and Grant Hill (Team Hill). The format of the game and name was changed to the Rising Stars Challenge in 2012. The game format changed in 2015 to USA vs World, where each team should choose at least three Rookies and three Sophomores, and the squad of each team should have four back courts, four front courts and two swingmen.

Unlike regular NBA games, the game was divided into two twenty-minute halves, similar to college basketball. The participating players were chosen by voting among the league's assistant coaches. In the game, players wear their respective regular team uniforms, except for 2009, in which players wore fan-designed jerseys. The head coaches of the two teams are the lead assistant coaches of the NBA All-Star Game coach. Starting in 2009, two active NBA players were added to the game coaching staffs.

The game is currently sponsored by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA). Before 2012, the event was known as the Rookie Challenge, officially named the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam.

Past games and rosters

2016 game

Further information: 2016 NBA All-Star Game

To celebrate the first time the NBA celebrates the All-Star game outside of the U.S.A., the game makes the World Team the home team instead of Team U.S.A.

Team USA[2]
Pos. Player Team Year
G Jordan Clarkson Los Angeles Lakers Sophomore
G/F Rodney Hood Utah Jazz Sophomore
G Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore
F/C Nerlens NoelINJ1 Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore
C Jahlil Okafor Philadelphia 76ers Rookie
F Jabari Parker Milwaukee Bucks Sophomore
G Elfrid Payton Orlando Magic Sophomore
G D'Angelo Russell Los Angeles Lakers Rookie
G Marcus Smart Boston Celtics Sophomore
C Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie
G Devin BookerREP1 Phoenix Suns Rookie
Head Coach: Larry Drew (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Team World[2]
Pos. Nationality Player Team Year
F/G  Croatia Bojan Bogdanović Brooklyn Nets Sophomore
F/C   Switzerland Clint Capela Houston Rockets Sophomore
G/F  Croatia Mario Hezonja Orlando Magic Rookie
C  Serbia Nikola Jokić Denver Nuggets Rookie
F  Montenegro Nikola MirotićINJ2 Chicago Bulls Sophomore
G  DR Congo Emmanuel Mudiay Denver Nuggets Rookie
G  Brazil Raul Neto Utah Jazz Rookie
F/C  Latvia Kristaps Porziņģis New York Knicks Rookie
F/C  Canada Dwight Powell Dallas Mavericks Sophomore
F/G  Canada Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore
F  Canada Trey LylesREP2 Utah Jazz Rookie
Head Coach: Ettore Messina (San Antonio Spurs)

^INJ1 Nerlens Noel was unable to participate due to injury.[3]
^REP1 Devin Booker was named as Noel's replacement.[3]
^INJ2 Nikola Mirotić was unable to participate due to injury.[4]
^REP2 Trey Lyles was named as Mirotić's replacement.[4]

February 12
9:00 pm ET
Team USA 157, Team World 154
Scoring by half: 88–79, 69–75
Pts: Zach LaVine 30
Rebs: LaVine, Towns 7
Asts: D'Angelo Russell 7
Pts: Porziņģis, Mudiay 30
Rebs: Dwight Powell 11
Asts: Emmanuel Mudiay 10
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 18,298
  • #72 J. T. Orr
  • #52 Scott Twardoski
  • #46 Ben Taylor

Team USA won 157–154 in the highest scoring game in Rising Stars Challenge history.[5] Zach LaVine was named MVP, leading all of the USA team with 30 points while also recording 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, and Devin Booker all scored over 20 points, with Russell also recording 7 assists. Kristaps Porziņģis and Emmanuel Mudiay led the way for Team World with 30 points each, with Andrew Wiggins also scoring 29 points.

2015 game

Further information: 2015 NBA All-Star Game

Team World[6]
Pos. Nat. Player Team R/S
C  New Zealand Steven AdamsINJ1 Oklahoma City Thunder Sophomore
G/F  Greece Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Sophomore
F  Croatia Bojan Bogdanović Brooklyn Nets Rookie
C  Senegal Gorgui Dieng Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore
G  Australia Dante Exum Utah Jazz Rookie
C  France Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz Sophomore
F  Montenegro Nikola Mirotić Chicago Bulls Rookie
C/F  Canada Kelly OlynykINJ3 Boston Celtics Sophomore
G  Germany Dennis Schröder Atlanta Hawks Sophomore
F/G  Canada Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie
C  Bosnia Jusuf NurkićREP1/OUT Denver Nuggets Rookie
G  Australia Matthew DellavedovaREP3 Cleveland Cavaliers Sophomore
F  Greece Kostas PapanikolaouREP4 Houston Rockets Rookie
Head Coach: Kenny Atkinson (Atlanta Hawks)

Team USA[6]
Pos. Player Team R/S
G Trey Burke Utah Jazz Sophomore
G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Detroit Pistons Sophomore
G Michael Carter-WilliamsINJ2 Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore
G Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie
G/F Shabazz Muhammad Minnesota Timberwolves Sophomore
C Nerlens Noel Philadelphia 76ers Rookie
G Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic Sophomore
G Elfrid Payton Orlando Magic Rookie
C/F Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets Sophomore
C/F Cody Zeller Charlotte Hornets Sophomore
F Robert CovingtonREP2 Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore
Head Coach: Alvin Gentry (Golden State Warriors)

^INJ1 Adams was unable to participate due to injury.[7]
^REP1 Nurkić was named as Adams' replacement.[7]
^INJ2 Carter-Williams was unable to participate due to injuries.
^REP2 Covington was named as Carter-Williams' replacement.
^INJ3 Olynyk was unable to participate due to injury.[7]
^REP3 Dellavedova was named as Olynyk's replacement.[7]
^OUT Nurkić decided to not participate for personal reasons.
^REP4 Papanikolaou was named as Nurkić's replacement.

February 13
9:00 p.m. ET
Team World 121, Team USA 112
Scoring by half: 69–67, 52–45
Pts: Andrew Wiggins 22
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 12
Asts: Dennis Schröder 9
Pts: Oladipo, LaVine 22
Rebs: Mason Plumlee 9
Asts: Oladipo, Burke 4
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 15,451
  • #73 Tre Maddox
  • #77 Karl Lane
  • #79 Kevin Scott

The World team won against the U.S. 121-112 at the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Canada's Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, and Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Brooklyn's Bojan Bogdanovic of Croatia, and Chicago's Nikola Mirotić of Montenegro added 16 points each for the World team. Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves led the U.S. team with 22 points each. Andrew Wiggins, the 2014 NBA Draft 1st overall pick, won the game's MVP award.[8]

2014 game

Further information: 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Team Webber
Round Pick Pos. Player Team R/S
1 1 F/C Anthony Davis New Orleans Pelicans Sophomore
2 4 G Michael Carter-Williams Philadelphia 76ers Rookie
3 6 G Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks Rookie
4 8 G Trey Burke Utah Jazz Rookie
5 10 F Jared Sullinger Boston Celtics Sophomore
6 12 F Mason Plumlee Brooklyn Nets Rookie
7 14 G Victor Oladipo Orlando Magic Rookie
Draw C Steven Adams Oklahoma City Thunder Rookie
Draw C Kelly Olynyk Boston Celtics Rookie
Head Coach: Rex Kalamian (Oklahoma City Thunder)
General manager: Chris Webber

Team Hill
Round Pick Pos. Player Team R/S
1 2 G Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers Sophomore
2 3 G Bradley Beal Washington Wizards Sophomore
3 5 C Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons Sophomore
4 7 F Harrison Barnes Golden State Warriors Sophomore
5 9 F Terrence Jones Houston Rockets Sophomore
6 11 F/G Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks Rookie
7 13 C Jonas Valančiūnas Toronto Raptors Sophomore
Draw G Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers Sophomore
Draw F/C Pero AntićINJ Atlanta Hawks Rookie
C Miles PlumleeREP Phoenix Suns Sophomore
Head Coach: Nate McMillan (Indiana Pacers)
General manager: Grant Hill

^INJ Pero Antić was unable to participate due to injury.
^REP Miles Plumlee was named Pero Antić's replacement.

February 14
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Webber 136, Team Hill 142
Scoring by half: 66–67, 70–75
Pts: Tim Hardaway, Jr. 36
Rebs: Anthony Davis 8
Asts: Michael Carter-Williams 9
Pts: Dion Waiters 31
Rebs: Andre Drummond 25
Asts: Dion Waiters 7
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans
Attendance: 14,727
  • #70 Brent Barnaky
  • #54 Nick Buchert
  • #34 Kevin Cutler

2013 game

Further information: 2013 NBA All-Star Game

^INJ Andre Drummond was unable to participate due to injury.
^REP Andrew Nicholson was named Andre Drummond's replacement.

February 15
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Shaq 135, Team Chuck 163
Scoring by half: 66–90, 69–73
Pts: Kyrie Irving 32
Rebs: Kyrie Irving 6
Asts: Kemba Walker 8
Pts: Kenneth Faried 40
Rebs: Faried, Thompson 10
Asts: Rubio, Thomas 10
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,101

2012 game

Further information: 2012 NBA All-Star Game

Shortly before the draft for the rosters, Norris Cole and Jeremy Lin were added to the original player pool.[9] A few days before the game, Tiago Splitter was injured and was replaced by Derrick Favors.[9][10] Lin played only nine minutes in the game, at his request, due to exhaustion from his rise to stardom that month.[11]

Team Shaq
Round Pick Pos. Player Team R/S
1 1 F Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers Sophomore
2 3 G Jeremy Lin New York Knicks Sophomore
3 5 G Ricky Rubio Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie
4 7 F/C Greg Monroe Detroit Pistons Sophomore
5 9 F Markieff Morris Phoenix Suns Rookie
6 11 G Kemba Walker Charlotte Bobcats Rookie
7 13 G Landry Fields New York Knicks Sophomore
8 15 G Norris Cole Miami Heat Rookie
Draw G Brandon Knight Detroit Pistons Rookie
Draw F Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie
Co-head Coach: Ron Adams (Chicago Bulls)
Co-head Coach: Steve Kerr
General Manager: Shaquille O’Neal

Team Chuck
Round Pick Pos. Player Team R/S
1 2 G Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie
2 4 C DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento Kings Sophomore
3 6 G/F Paul George Indiana Pacers Sophomore
4 8 F Derrick Williams Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie
5 10 G/F MarShon Brooks New Jersey Nets Rookie
6 12 G John Wall Washington Wizards Sophomore
7 14 F Gordon Hayward Utah Jazz Sophomore
8 16 F/C Tiago SplitterINJ San Antonio Spurs Sophomore
Draw F Kawhi LeonardDNP San Antonio Spurs Rookie
Draw G/F Evan Turner Philadelphia 76ers Sophomore
F Derrick FavorsREP Utah Jazz Sophomore
Co-head Coach: Maurice Cheeks (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Co-head Coach: Mike Fratello
General Manager: Charles Barkley

^INJ Tiago Splitter was unable to participate due to injury.[12]
^DNP Kawhi Leonard did not play due to a strained right calf.[13]
^REP Derrick Favors was named Tiago Splitter's replacement.[12]

February 24
9:00 p.m. ET
Shaq 133, Chuck 146
Scoring by half: 65–77, 68–69
Pts: Tristan Thompson 20
Rebs: Greg Monroe 10
Asts: Kemba Walker 10
Pts: Kyrie Irving 34
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins, Evan Turner 11
Asts: Kyrie Irving 9
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 17,125
  • #75 Eric Dalen
  • #68 Marat Kogut
  • #35 Kane Fitzgerald

2011 game

Further information: 2011 NBA All-Star Game

^INJ Tyreke Evans was unable to participate due to injury.[14]
^REP James Harden was named Tyreke Evans' replacement.[14]

February 18
9:00 p.m. ET
Rookies 148, Sophomores 140
Scoring by half: 71–69, 77–71
Pts: DeMarcus Cousins 33
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins 14
Asts: John Wall 22
Pts: James Harden 30
Rebs: DeJuan Blair 15
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 17,163

2010 game

Further information: 2010 NBA All-Star Game

^DNP Derrick Rose was excused from the Rookie Challenge in consideration of being named to the All-Star Game and his participation in the Skills Challenge.[15]
^REP Anthony Morrow was named as a replacement for Derrick Rose.[15]

February 12
9:00 p.m. ET
Rookies 140, Sophomores 128
Scoring by half: 67–55, 73–73
Pts: Tyreke Evans 26
Rebs: DeJuan Blair 23
Asts: Brandon Jennings 8
Pts: Russell Westbrook 40
Rebs: Beasley, Lopez 7 each
Asts: O. J. Mayo 10
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 19,200
  • #67 John Goble
  • #65 Sean Wright
  • #60 David Guthrie

2009 game

Further information: 2009 NBA All-Star Game

^INJ Greg Oden was unable to participate due to injury.[16]

February 13
9:00 p.m.
Rookies 116, Sophomores 122
Scoring by half: 61–58, 55–64
Pts: Michael Beasley 29
Rebs: Marc Gasol 8
Asts: Derrick Rose 7
Pts: Kevin Durant 46
Rebs: Durant, Chandler 7 each
Asts: Rodney Stuckey 9
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 16,362
  • #56 Mark Ayotte
  • #64 Eli Roe
  • #42 Eric Lewis

2008 game

Further information: 2008 NBA All-Star Game
February 15
Rookies 109, Sophomores 136
Scoring by half: 52-66, 57-70

2007 game

Further information: 2007 NBA All-Star Game

The 2007 Rookie Challenge took place on Friday, February 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Final Score: East:150 West: 167

2006 game

The 2006 Rookie Challenge took place February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Andrew Bogut Milwaukee Bucks
Channing Frye New York Knicks
Danny Granger Indiana Pacers
Luther Head Houston Rockets
Šarūnas Jasikevičius Indiana Pacers
Chris Paul New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Nate Robinson New York Knicks
Charlie Villanueva Toronto Raptors
Deron Williams Utah Jazz

Head Coach: Sidney Lowe
Assistant Coach: Elvin Hayes

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Luol Deng Chicago Bulls
T. J. Ford Milwaukee Bucks
Ben Gordon Chicago Bulls
Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
Nenad Krstić New Jersey Nets
Jameer Nelson* Orlando Magic
Andrés Nocioni Chicago Bulls
Emeka Okafor* Charlotte Bobcats
Delonte West Boston Celtics

Head Coach: Del Harris
Assistant Coach: Moses Malone

2005 game

The 2005 Rookie Challenge took place February 18 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Tony Allen Boston Celtics
Luol Deng Chicago Bulls
Devin Harris Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
Emeka Okafor** Charlotte Bobcats
Josh Smith Atlanta Hawks
Beno Udrih San Antonio Spurs
Al Jefferson Boston Celtics

Head Coach: PJ Carlesimo
Assistant Coach: Alex English

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors
Udonis Haslem Miami Heat
Kirk Hinrich Chicago Bulls
Josh Howard Dallas Mavericks
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Korver Philadelphia 76ers
Luke Ridnour Seattle SuperSonics
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Head Coach: Bob McAdoo
Assistant Coach: Doug Moe

2004 game

Stoudemire (far right) receiving the MVP award for the 2004 Rookie Challenge game.

The 2004 Rookie Challenge took place February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
Chris Bosh Toronto Raptors
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Jarvis Hayes Washington Wizards
Kirk Hinrich Chicago Bulls
Josh Howard Dallas Mavericks
Chris Kaman Los Angeles Clippers
Udonis Haslem Miami Heat

Head Coach: Doug Collins
Assistant Coach: A.C. Green

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Carlos Boozer Cleveland Cavaliers
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Golden State Warriors
Manu Ginóbili San Antonio Spurs
Marko Jarić Los Angeles Clippers
Ronald Murray Seattle SuperSonics
Nenê Denver Nuggets
Tayshaun Prince Detroit Pistons
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
Yao Ming Houston Rockets

Head Coach: Michael Cooper
Assistant Coach: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Said to be the most exciting Rookie Challenge in history due to all the highlight-reel dunks. Much of the hype centered on rookie phenoms LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, who had 33 and 17 points respectively. Amar'e Stoudemire set a Rookie Challenge record with 36 points (it has since been broken).

2003 game

The 2003 Rookie Challenge took place February 8 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.
This was the last time the game was played on a Saturday.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Jay Williams Chicago Bulls
Gordan Giricek Orlando Magic
Caron Butler Miami Heat
Drew Gooden Memphis Grizzlies
Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
Carlos Boozer Cleveland Cavaliers
Nene Denver Nuggets
Marko Jarić Los Angeles Clippers
Dajuan Wagner Cleveland Cavaliers

Head Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons
Assistant Coach: Lou Hudson

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs
Troy Murphy Golden State Warriors
Richard Jefferson New Jersey Nets
Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
Andrei Kirilenko Utah Jazz
Jason Richardson Golden State Warriors
Tyson Chandler Chicago Bulls
Jamaal Tinsley Indiana Pacers

Head Coach: Mike Fratello
Assistant Coach: Bob Pettit

2002 game

The 2002 Rookie Challenge took place February 9 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Jason Richardson Golden State Warriors
Jamaal Tinsley Indiana Pacers
Pau Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
Shane Battier Memphis Grizzlies
Brendan Haywood Washington Wizards
Željko Rebrača Detroit Pistons
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs
Joe Johnson Phoenix Suns
Andrei Kirilenko Utah Jazz

Head Coach: Chuck Daly
Assistant Coach: Darryl Dawkins

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Quentin Richardson Los Angeles Clippers
Mike Miller Orlando Magic
Kenyon Martin New Jersey Nets
Lee Nailon Charlotte Hornets
Chris Mihm Cleveland Cavaliers
Marcus Fizer Chicago Bulls
Darius Miles Los Angeles Clippers
Desmond Mason Seattle SuperSonics
Hedo Türkoğlu Sacramento Kings

Head Coach: Billy Cunningham
Assistant Coach: Bobby Jones

2001 game

The 2001 Rookie Challenge took place February 10 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C..

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Marc Jackson Golden State Warriors
Morris Peterson Toronto Raptors
Kenyon Martin New Jersey Nets
Mateen Cleaves Detroit Pistons
Quentin Richardson Los Angeles Clippers
Khalid El-Amin Chicago Bulls
Stephen Jackson New Jersey Nets
Darius Miles Los Angeles Clippers
Mike Miller Orlando Magic

Head Coach: Kevin Loughery
Assistant Coach: Jack Marin

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Elton Brand Chicago Bulls
Richard Hamilton Washington Wizards
Lamar Odom Los Angeles Clippers
Baron Davis Charlotte Hornets
Steve Francis Houston Rockets
Shawn Marion Phoenix Suns
Andre Miller Cleveland Cavaliers
Wally Szczerbiak Minnesota Timberwolves
Jason Terry Atlanta Hawks

Head Coach: Elvin Hayes
Assistant Coach: Phil Chenier

2000 game

The 2000 Rookie Challenge took place February 11 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland.

Rookie Roster:

Player Team
Andre Miller Cleveland Cavaliers
Elton Brand Chicago Bulls
Lamar Odom Los Angeles Clippers
Steve Francis Houston Rockets
James Posey Denver Nuggets
Adrian Griffin Boston Celtics
Todd MacCulloch Philadelphia 76ers
Wally Szczerbiak Minnesota Timberwolves

Head Coach: Al Attles
Assistant Coach: Nate Thurmond

Sophomore Roster:

Player Team
Dirk Nowitzki Dallas Mavericks
Paul Pierce Boston Celtics
Raef LaFrentz Denver Nuggets
Cuttino Mobley Houston Rockets
Jason Williams Sacramento Kings
Mike Bibby Vancouver Grizzlies
Michael Dickerson Vancouver Grizzlies
Michael Olowokandi Los Angeles Clippers
Antwan Jamison** Golden State Warriors

Head Coach: Bill Russell
Assistant Coach: KC Jones

**Did not play due to injury

1998 game

The 1998 Rookie Challenge took place February 8 at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

East Roster:

Player Team
Chauncey Billups Boston Celtics
Derek Anderson Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedric Henderson Cleveland Cavaliers
Zydrunas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers
Brevin Knight Cleveland Cavaliers
Tracy McGrady Toronto Raptors
Ron Mercer Boston Celtics
Tim Thomas Philadelphia 76ers
Keith Van Horn New Jersey Nets

Head Coach: Willis Reed

West Roster:

Player Team
Kelvin Cato Portland Trail Blazers
Antonio Daniels Vancouver Grizzlies
Danny Fortson Denver Nuggets
Bobby Jackson Denver Nuggets
Rodrick Rhodes Houston Rockets
Michael Stewart Sacramento Kings
Maurice Taylor Los Angeles Clippers
Alvin Williams Portland Trail Blazers

Head Coach: Dave DeBusschere

1997 game

The 1997 Rookie Challenge took place February 8 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland.

East Roster:

Player Team
Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks
Marcus Camby Toronto Raptors
Erick Dampier Indiana Pacers
Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
Kerry Kittles New Jersey Nets
Vitaly Potapenko Cleveland Cavaliers
Antoine Walker Boston Celtics
John Wallace New York Knicks

Head Coach: Red Auerbach

West Roster:

Player Team
Shareef Abdur-Rahim Vancouver Grizzlies
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Derek Fisher Los Angeles Lakers
Travis Knight Los Angeles Lakers
Matt Maloney Houston Rockets
Stephon Marbury** Minnesota Timberwolves
Steve Nash Phoenix Suns
Roy Rogers Vancouver Grizzlies
Samaki Walker** Dallas Mavericks
Lorenzen Wright Los Angeles Clippers

Head Coach: Red Holzman

**Did not play due to injury

1996 game

The 1996 Rookie Challenge took place February 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

East Roster:

Player Team
Alan Henderson Atlanta Hawks
Jerry Stackhouse Philadelphia 76ers
Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
Bob Sura Cleveland Cavaliers
Kurt Thomas Miami Heat
Rasheed Wallace Washington Bullets
Eric Williams Boston Celtics
George Zidek Charlotte Hornets

Head Coach: Bob Lanier

West Roster:

Player Team
Brent Barry Los Angeles Clippers
Tyus Edney Sacramento Kings
Michael Finley Phoenix Suns
Kevin Garnett Minnesota Timberwolves
Antonio McDyess Denver Nuggets
Bryant Reeves Vancouver Grizzlies
Arvydas Sabonis Portland Trail Blazers
Joe Smith Golden State Warriors

Head Coach: Doug Moe

1995 game

The 1995 Rookie Challenge took place February 11 at the America West Arena in Phoenix.

Green Team Roster:

Player Team
Brian Grant Sacramento Kings
Juwan Howard Washington Bullets
Sharone Wright Philadelphia 76ers
Eddie Jones Los Angeles Lakers
Jason Kidd Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Rose Denver Nuggets
Anthony Tucker Washington Bullets
Michael Smith Sacramento Kings

Head Coach: Al Attles

White Team Roster:

Player Team
Glenn Robinson Milwaukee Bucks
Lamond Murray Los Angeles Clippers
Eric Montross Boston Celtics
Wesley Person Phoenix Suns
Khalid Reeves Miami Heat
Clifford Rozier Golden State Warriors
Donyell Marshall Minnesota Timberwolves
Trevor Ruffin Phoenix Suns

Head Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons

1994 game

The 1994 Rookie Challenge took place February 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. MVP – Anfernee Hardaway

Sensations Roster:

Player Team
Chris Mills Cleveland Cavaliers
Jamal Mashburn Dallas Mavericks
Shawn Bradley Philadelphia 76ers
Anfernee Hardaway Orlando Magic
Nick Van Exel Los Angeles Lakers
Calbert Cheaney Washington Bullets
PJ Brown New Jersey Nets
Popeye Jones Dallas Mavericks

Head Coach: KC Jones

Phenoms Roster:

Player Team
Toni Kukoč Chicago Bulls
Dino Rađa Boston Celtics
Chris Webber Golden State Warriors
Lindsey Hunter Detroit Pistons
Isaiah Rider Minnesota Timberwolves
Antonio Davis Indiana Pacers
Sam Cassell Houston Rockets
Bryon Russell Utah Jazz

Head Coach: Doug Collins

Game records






3 Pointers

Shooting Percentage


Year MVP Winner Team Played
2016 United States Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves
2015 Canada Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves
2014 United States Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons
2013 United States Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets
2012 United States Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers
2011 United States John Wall Washington Wizards
2010 United States Tyreke Evans Sacramento Kings
2010 United States DeJuan Blair San Antonio Spurs
2009 United States Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder
2008 United States Daniel Gibson Cleveland Cavaliers
2007 United States David Lee New York Knicks
2006 United States Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers
2005 United States Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
2004 United States Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
2003 United States Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors
2002 United States Jason Richardson Golden State Warriors
2001 United States Wally Szczerbiak Minnesota Timberwolves
2000 United States Elton Brand Chicago Bulls
1998 Lithuania Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers
1997 United States Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
1996 United States Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
1995 United States Eddie Jones* Los Angeles Lakers
1994 United States Anfernee Hardaway* Orlando Magic

Participant players by team

Number Team
23 Cleveland Cavaliers
20 Los Angeles Clippers
18 Vancouver Grizzlies / Memphis Grizzlies
17 Chicago Bulls
17 Golden State Warriors
15 New Jersey Nets / Brooklyn Nets
14 Boston Celtics
14 Minnesota Timberwolves
14 Houston Rockets
13 Philadelphia 76ers
13 Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
13 Toronto Raptors
12 Detroit Pistons
12 Sacramento Kings
11 Denver Nuggets
11 Portland Trail Blazers
11 Utah Jazz
11 Washington Bullets / Washington Wizards
10 Charlotte Bobcats / Charlotte Hornets
10 Miami Heat
10 New York Knicks
10 Orlando Magic
10 Phoenix Suns
10 San Antonio Spurs
9 Dallas Mavericks
9 Milwaukee Bucks
8 Indiana Pacers
8 Los Angeles Lakers
6 Atlanta Hawks
4 New Orleans Hornets / New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets / New Orleans Pelicans


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