No. 1 pick Wiggins, 3 other Wolves on Rising Stars rosters
Top overall pick Andrew Wiggins and three Minnesota Timberwolves teammates have been chosen to play in the Rising Stars Challenge at the NBA’s All-Star weekend.
Zach LaVine and Shabazz Muhammad of Minnesota will play for the U.S. team, while the Wolves’ Gorgui Dieng of Senegal is on the World team roster. Wiggins, leading all rookies with 15.2 points per game, is Canadian.
The format of the Feb. 13 game featuring rookies and second-year players was changed this year to make it a roster of U.S. players against international ones.
The rest of the U.S. roster: Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel (Philadelphia), Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton (Orlando), Trey Burke (Utah), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Detroit), Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte).
Rounding out the World team: Utah’s Dante Exum (Australia) and Rudy Gobert (France), Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece), Chicago’s Nikola Mirotic (Montenegro), Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder (Germany), Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams (New Zealand), Boston’s Kelly Olynyk (Canada) and Brooklyn’s Bojan Bogdanovic (Croatia).