Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova has been added to the 2015 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. The challenge takes place on Friday Feb. 13 as a kick off to All-Star weekend and features first and second year players from the United States taking on a team of first and second year international players.
A third Cavs player has been added to All-Star weekend w/ LeBron and Kyrie. No, not Love. Dellavedova will play in the Rising Stars game— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 11, 2015
Dellavedova, a native of Australia, will represent the World team. Among his teammates will be Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Anteokounmpo. Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Zeller headline Team USA.
Dellavedova will join LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in representing the Cavs on All-Star Weekend. Both James and Irving and representing the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game and Irving is participating the in the 3-point contest.
Dellavedova is averaging 4.3 points and and 2.8 assists in 20.4 minutes per game off the bench for Cleveland.