Rosters For NBA All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge

The rosters for the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge have been announced. 

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The rosters look evenly matched. D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker and Myles Turner are the best players on the U.S. Roster. Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis and Nikola Jokic are multi-skilled 7-footers who represent the changing NBA and are featured players on the World Team Roster.

It’s always good to get a glimpse into the NBA’s future. The Rising Stars Challenge will feature some ballers who are sure to return to All-Star Weekend to play on Sunday one day soon.  


JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.