Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
LaMelo Ball, Cade Cunningham and Evan Mobley are among the big names to highlight the NBA Rising Stars Challenge set for Feb. 18 in Cleveland.
For the first time players from G League Ignite will be included in the game and projected lottery picks Scoot Henderson and Jaden Hardy were invited.
Former G League Ignite star Jalen Green of the Rockets will play for the Rookies, but somehow Jonathan Kuminga of the Warriors was left out.
Here are the rosters.
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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.