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NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2013 rosters announced; Damian Lillard drafted No. 1

There was a surprise at the top of the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge draft, as Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard went No. 1 overall. Kyrie Irving, the consensus No. 1 favorite, went No. 3.

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The rosters for the 2013 Rising Stars Challenge are now official after Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal drafted their teams from a pool of nine rookies and nine sophomores. The draft began with a curveball when Shaq selected Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard No. 1 overall over Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. Barkley followed up by taking Hornets rookie Anthony Davis, leaving Shaq to take Irving at No. 3.

Here is how each team will line up. The numbers next to the name indicate where they were selected in the draft.


1. Damian Lillard

3. Kyrie Irving

5. Andre Drummond

7. Klay Thompson

9. Harrison Barnes

11. Chandler Parsons

13. Dion Waiters

15. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

17. Tyler Zeller

19. Kemba Walker


2. Anthony Davis

4. Kenneth Faried

6. Kawhi Leonard

8. Bradley Beal

10. Ricky Rubio

12. Tristan Thompson

14. Nikola Vucevic

16. Brandon Knight

18. Isaiah Thomas

20. Alexey Shved

Shved, Thomas, Zeller and Walker were not selected and were assigned randomly to Team Shaq and Team Chuck. The 2013 NBA Rising Stars Challenge will take place Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. EST on TNT