The NBA announced today that New Orleans Pelicans second-year forward Anthony Davis will participate in the 2014 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. Davis is among nine NBA sophomores selected to the game, which will occur during the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones will also participate.
The game, hosted by BBVA Compass, provides fans with an opportunity to watch the NBA’s newest stars in action. For the third year in a row, the two competing teams will consist of nine rookies and nine sophomores. The game is scheduled to take place on Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. CST at the New Orleans Arena. The player pool was selected the NBA’s assistant coaches and the competing teams will be drafted by TNT personalities.