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D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson selected for 'Rising Stars Challenge'

D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson selected for 'Rising Stars Challenge'

Lakers guards D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson were selected by the NBA on Wednesday to participate in the Feb. 12 Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto during All-Star weekend.

Formerly known as the rookie/sophomore game, the league changed the format least year to feature the best American-born first and second year players against similar international players.

In addition to Russell and Clarkson, the U.S. team will include Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel of the Philadelphia 76ers, Rodney Hood of the Utah Jazz, Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics, Elfrid Payton of the Orlando Magic and Jabari Parker of the...

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