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Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk on same team for 2014 Rising Stars Challenge

Posted By Meredith Perri On February 7, 2014 @ 9:57 am In General | 11 Comments

During a draft of the 18 best rookies and second-year players Thursday evening, Celtics [1] Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk were placed on the same team for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge. [2]

The two teams, which are managed by retired NBA players Chris Webber and Grant Hill [3], will face off next Friday night during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.

The draft took players out of a pool determined by the NBA’€™s assistant coaches. Webber picked Sullinger in the fifth round, and Olynyk, who was one of the last four players chosen, was selected via a blind draw.

Full rosters:

Team Hill

  • Damian Lillard (Portland)
  • Bradley Beal (Washington)
  • Andre Drummond (Detroit)
  • Harrison Barnes (Golden State)
  • Terrence Jones (Houston)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee)
  • Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto)
  • Dion Waiters (Cleveland)
  • Pero Antic (Atlanta)

Team Webber

  • Anthony Davis [4] (New Orleans)
  • Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York)
  • Trey Burke (Utah)
  • Jared Sullinger (Boston)
  • Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn)
  • Victor Oladipo (Orlando)
  • Steven Adams (Oklahoma City)
  • Kelly Olynyk (Boston)

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[1] Celtics: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] same team for the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge.: http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2014/02/2014_rising_stars_challenge_ro.html

[3] Grant Hill: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/grant-hill.htm

[4] Anthony Davis: http://audio.weei.com/basketball/anthony-davis.htm

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