Domantas Sabonis selected to BBVA Rising Stars Challenge
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Domantas Sabonis was selected to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge to be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA during NBA All-Star 2017.
Sabonis, the 11th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, has started every game during his rookie season and is averaging 6.0 points (Ranked 13th among rookies), 3.4 rebounds (Ranked 6th among rookies) and 1.2 assists in 21.0 minutes per game. The Gonzaga product has scored in double figures seven times and recorded one double-double this season.
The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans will feature a first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. Both BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge rosters, chosen by the NBA’s assistant coaches, had to include four guards, four frontcourt players and two players at any position. The coaches also picked a minimum of three first-year players and three second-year players for each team.