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Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller join Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson in Rising Stars Challenge

Kyrie Irving made the All Star team, but he won't be the only member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at All Star Weekend in Houston.


The NBA announced the pool of players for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, all four of the Cleveland Cavaliers rookies and sophomores made the teams. Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller will join Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving (both of whom participated last year) in the Rising Stars game.

The teams are picked by Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal on February 7th in a draft using the selected pool of players. You'll remember that Kyrie Irving won the MVP on this game last year. This time around, I doubt he'll player very much since he'll be in the actual All Star Game as well.

Here's the full list of players from the NBA:

Harrison Barnes Golden State F 6-8 210 North Carolina/USA R

Bradley Beal Washington G 6-5 207 Florida/USA R

Anthony Davis New Orleans F 6-10 220 Kentucky/USA R

Andre Drummond Detroit C 6-10 270 Connecticut/USA R

Kenneth Faried Denver F 6-8 228 Morehead State/USA 1

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Charlotte G-F 6-7 232 Kentucky/USA R

Kyrie Irving Cleveland G 6-3 191 Duke/USA 1

Brandon Knight Detroit G 6-3 189 Kentucky/USA 1

Kawhi Leonard San Antonio F 6-7 225 San Diego State/USA 1

Damian Lillard Portland G 6-3 195 Weber State/USA R

Chandler Parsons Houston F 6-9 207 Florida/USA 1

Alexey Shved Minnesota G 6-6 182 CSKA/Russia R

Klay Thompson Golden State G 6-7 205 Washington State/USA 1

Tristan Thompson Cleveland F 6-9 227 Texas/USA 1

Nikola Vucevic Orlando C 7-0 240 USC/USA 1

Dion Waiters Cleveland G 6-4 215 Syracuse/USA R

Kemba Walker Charlotte G 6-1 185 Connecticut/USA 1

Tyler Zeller Cleveland F/C 7-0 250 North Carolina/USA R