Jamal Murray will defend his Rising Stars MVP title

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"It's an honor to be a part of all-star week and to be participating in a game like that", Saric said.

Bogdanovic is enjoying an under-the-radar rookie season, holding averages of 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and three assists.

Hield makes his second-straight appearance after being selected as a rookie last season.

The World roster includes the Philadelphia duo of center Joel Embiid, who was also voted a starter in the All-Star Game, and guard Ben Simmons.

During his sophomore season, Hield averaged 12.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and almost two assists in 24 minutes per game; he also now ranks sixth in three-point percentage in the National Basketball Association. He also ranks third in the National Basketball Association in free throw shooting percentage at 92.4%.

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Joing Embiid, Saric and Simmons on Team World will be Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Kings, Dillon Brooks of the Grizzlies, Buddy Heild of the Kings Lauri Markkanen of the Bulls, Jamal Murray of the Nuggets, Frank Nitlikina of the Knicks and Domantas Sabonis of the Pacers.

You may notice one name not mentioned.

Though Fox is listed as day-to-day with an injury, he's averaged 10.4 points, a team-leading 4.3 assists in 26.5 minutes of action as a rookie.

For the fourth consecutive year, the league's annual showcase of premier young talent during NBA All-Star will pit 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the USA against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world.

The former North Carolina State guard racked up 142 points and 49 assists in his first 10 career games, joining LeBron James (168 points and 64 assists in 2003-04) and Kyrie Irving (166 points and 52 assists in 2011-12) as the only teenagers in National Basketball Association history to reach those totals in their first 10 career National Basketball Association contests.

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