The player pool for the 2013 NBA Rising Stars Challenge has been released via NBA.com. From established stars such as Kyrie Irving to future leaders such as Anthony Davis, this is going to be a memorable one.
So who are the future All-Stars in the Rising Stars Challenge?
This is the question that is going to be on everyone's mind. Although every player involved has a future in this league, only a select few will join the ranks of the elite.
So who might those players be? For starters, let's evaluate the players.
Joining [Nikola] Vucevic from the Sophomore class are: Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats).
[Anthony] Davis and [Damian] Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers).
Now let's discuss.