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Monday / April 22.
  • With addition of Knicks’ Kevin Knox, Kentucky has three players in Rising Stars Game

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    With the addition of Knicks rookie Kevin Knox, Kentucky now has three alums in the Rising Stars Challenge at the NBA All-Star Game.

    Knox, averaging 12.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, replaces Lakers guard Lonzo Ball in the game.

    He joins Kings guard De’Aaron Fox on the U.S. roster, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the World roster.

    Duke and Arizona each have two players in the game.

    The main NBA All-Star Game features two Kentucky guys in Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns, and one Duke guy in Kyrie Irving.

    Among other Kentucky alums, Devin Booker will try to defend his 2018 championship in the 3-Point Contest, Hamidou Diallo is in the Slam Dunk Contest and De’Aaron Fox will compete in the Skill Challenge.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.