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Steven Adams named to World Team for Rising Stars Challenge

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Come All-Star Weekend, Steven Adams will be off to Brooklyn to play in the Rising Stars Challenge.

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The NBA released the rosters for the All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge today, which features twenty rookies and sophomores separated into a U.S. Team and a World Team. From the Thunder, Steven Adams was named to the World Team. On February 13th, the two teams will face off at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

A sophomore from New Zealand, Adams is averaging 7.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 24.4 minutes per game as the Thunder's starting center. He was drafted 12th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft and named to the All-Rookie Second Team. This will be his second straight appearance in the Rising Stars Challenge after making the event last year.

Andre Roberson and Mitch McGary were also eligible for the event, but neither player was selected. Among the players joining Adams on the World Team, last year's first overall pick Andrew Wiggins and Bucks sophomore Giannis Antetokounmpo are included. They'll face off against a U.S. Team led by reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams. For the full Rising Stars Challenge rosters, click here.