Oklahoma City Thunder guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook lead a list of 18 players selected for the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, February 12 at American Airlines Center in Dallas during NBA All-Star 2010.
The participants in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.
The Rookie team: Omri Casspi, DeJuan Blair, Stephen Curry, Tyreke Evans, Jonny Flynn, Taj Gibson, James Harden, Brandon Jennings, Jonas Jerekbo.
The Sophs: Michael Beasley, Marc Gasol, Danilo Gallinari, Eric Gordon, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love, O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook.
I don’t think there’s any question the Sophomores have an advantage. Obviously Tyreke is awesome, but top to bottom, the Sophomores are pretty stacked. Especially in the backcourt. Mayo, Rose, Gordon and Westbrook. That’s good stuff. Of course, we all remember Kevin Durant taking game MVP honors with an All-Star Weekend record 46 points last year. Maybe Russ has something special in store for us this year.