Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope will play in Rising Stars game
Even after Brandon Jennings’ injury, the Detroit Pistons will have at least one representative at All-Star weekend.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was selected to play in the Rising Stars game to be played Feb. 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Under the game’s new rules, Caldwell-Pope will join other American rookies and sophomores, including former Michigan star Trey Burke, on Team USA. They will be coached by former Pistons coach Alvin Gentry against a World Team featuring Andrew Wiggins and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In his second season, Caldwell-Pope is averaging 11.8 points as Detroit’s starting shooting guard.
He still hasn’t become the consistent outside shooter the Pistons need — he’s still making only 34.3 percent of his 3-pointers — but he’s one of the team’s hardest-working defenders on the perimeter.