The NBA Rising Stars Challenge is one of the most exciting games of NBA All-Star Weekend. It lets die-hard NBA fans see the future superstars of the game at a young age.
Unfortunately, the Rising Stars Challenge does not always do the best job in picking the best rookies and sophomores that are available for the game. The game is typically always filled with first-round picks and it seems some players are picked based on name rather than their on-court performance.
This season Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin are the only two non first-round picks to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge.
In this slideshow I am going to point out three rookies and three sophomores who should have been invited to All-Star Weekend.