2012 Rising Stars Challenge: Schedule, TV Info And More

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The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge takes place on Friday, Feb. 24 in Orlando. Find all your pertinent viewing information for the exhibition game right here.

The annual BBVA Rising Stars Challenge is an exhibition game during the NBA All-Star Weekend that is designed to showcase young, up-and-coming talent. The game takes place the night before the NBA All-Star Game and is held at the Amway Center in Orlando.

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge will begin at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 28 and will be televised nationally on TNT.

This year's game will pit general managers Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley against one another. Team Shaq is headlined by Blake Griffin and the most popular player in the country, Jeremy Lin. Team Chuck features DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving and John Wall.

Wall and Cousins both had standout performances in the 2011 edition of the game. Wall took home the Rising Stars MVP award by racking up 22 assists, while Cousins had a big double-double with 33 points and 14 rebounds.

For all news and information regarding the NBA All-Star Game, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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