Canadians named to BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge World Team Roster

2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Rosters

The World Team features three players who have participated as campers in Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program: Embiid (BWB Africa 2011), Murray (BWB Global 2015) and Saric (BWB Europe 2010).

NBA opening night rosters for the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from a record 41 countries and territories.  This marked the third consecutive season that opening night rosters included at least 100 international players and that all 30 teams had at least one international player.

The NBA’s assistant coaches chose the rosters for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, with each of the league’s 30 teams submitting one ballot per coaching staff.  Coaches selected four guards, four frontcourt players and two players at either position group for each team.  They also picked a minimum of three first-year players and three second-year players for each team.

The head coaches for the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge will be lead assistant coaches from the 2017 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs.  The East and West coaching staffs are determined by the best record in each conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 5.  Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and his staff have earned the honor for the West, while the East coaching staff has yet to be determined.

 

U.S. TEAM ROSTER

Devin Booker                          Suns                  G            6-6         206       Kentucky                                   1

Malcolm Brogdon                  Bucks                G            6-5         215       Virginia                                      R

Marquese Chriss                    Suns                  F             6-10       233       Washington                              R

Brandon Ingram                     Lakers               F             6-9         190       Duke                                          R

Frank Kaminsky                      Hornets            C             7-0         240       Wisconsin                                1

Jahlil Okafor                            76ers                 C             6-11       275       Duke                                           1

D’Angelo Russell                     Lakers               G            6-5         195       Ohio State                                 1

Jonathon Simmons                Spurs                 G/F         6-6         195       Houston                                   1

Karl-Anthony Towns              Timberwolves  C             7-0         244       Kentucky                                  1

Myles Turner                          Pacers               C             6-11       243       Texas                                            1

WORLD TEAM ROSTER

Joel Embiid                             76ers                 C             7-0         250       Kansas/Cameroon                          R

Danté Exum                            Jazz                    G             6-6         190       Australia Inst. of Sport/Australia  1

Buddy Hield                            Pelicans             G             6-4         214       Oklahoma/Bahamas                       R

Nikola Jokic                             Nuggets             C             6-10       250       KK Mega Vizura/Serbia                  1

Trey Lyles                                Jazz                    F             6-10       234       Kentucky/Canada                               1

Emmanuel Mudiay                Nuggets             G             6-5         200       Guangdong/Dem. Rep. of Congo    1

Jamal Murray                         Nuggets            G             6-4         207       Kentucky/Canada                              R

Kristaps Porzingis                   Knicks               F             7-3         240       Cajasol Sevilla/Latvia                       1

Domantas Sabonis                 Thunder            F             6-11       240       Gonzaga/Lithuania                            R

Dario Saric                              76ers                 F             6-10       223       Anadolu Efes/Croatia                         R


2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge Rosters

 

                                  BBVA COMPASS RISING STARS CHALLENGE RESULTS

1994 – Phenoms 74, Sensations 68                                         2006 – Sophomores 106, Rookies 96

1995 – White 83, Green 79 (OT)                                               2007 – Sophomores 155, Rookies 114

1996 – East 94, West 92                                                             2008 – Sophomores 136, Rookies 109

1997 – East 96, West 91                                                             2009 – Sophomores 122, Rookies 116

1998 – East 85, West 80                                                             2010 – Rookies 140, Sophomores 128

2000 – Rookies 92, Sophomores 83 (OT)                                2011 – Rookies 148, Sophomores 140

2001 – Sophomores 121, Rookies 113                                    2012 – Team Chuck 146, Team Shaq 133

2002 – Rookies 103, Sophomores 97                                      2013 – Team Chuck 163, Team Shaq 135

2003 – Sophomores 132, Rookies 112                                    2014 – Team Hill 142, Team Webber 136

2004 – Sophomores 142, Rookies 118                                    2015 – World Team 121, U.S. Team 112

2005 – Sophomores 133, Rookies 106                                    2016 – U.S. Team 157, World Team 154