Rising Star NBA All Star Challenge: 13 pts for Oladipo & 9 pts for Antetokounmpo

New Orleans - The African continent had two representatives in the Rising Star NBA All Star Challenge match played here yesterday.

Victor Oladipo (Photo: espn.go.com)
Victor Oladipo (Photo: espn.go.com)

A frontrunner for the Rookie of the Year Award, Nigerian/American Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic), playing for Team Webber scored 13 points  in 20 minutes, while 19-year-old Greek/Nigerian Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks), playing for Team Hill, scored 9 points in 17 minutes played.

Team Hill defeated Team Webber 142 to 136.

Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons was named the match’s MVP. He scored 30 points and he had a new Rising Stars Challenge-record 25 rebounds.

Team Hill, drafted by Grant Hill and coached by Nate McMillan, used a starting lineup of Lillard, Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes, Drummond and Jonas Valanciunas.

Team Webber, drafted by Chris Webber and coached by Rex Kalamian, started Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Anthony Davis.

Team Hill

-Damian Lillard (Portland, Soph.)
-Bradley Beal (Washington, Soph.)
-Andre Drummond (Detroit, Soph.)
-Harrison Barnes (Golden State, Soph.)
-Terrence Jones (Houston, Soph.)
Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee, Rookie)
Jonas Valanciunas (Toronto, Soph.)
-Dion Waiters (Cleveland, Soph)
-Pero Antic (Atlanta, Rookie)

Team Webber

-Anthony Davis (New Orleans, Soph.)
-Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia, Rookie)
-Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York, Rookie)
-Trey Burke (Utah, Rookie)
-Jared Sullinger (Boston, Soph.)
Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn, Rookie)
Victor Oladipo (Orlando, Rookie)
-Steven Adams (OKC, Rookie)
-Kelly Olynyk (Boston, Rookie)