Jonas Valanciunas Selected to the Rising Stars Challenge

Jonas in, Terrence out.

The NBA announced this afternoon that Jonas Valanciunas has been selected to attend the Rising Stars Challenge. The full list of invitees are listed below. Despite his recent 51 point performance, Terrence Ross was not named amongst the sophomores, although Ross will be in New Orleans to defend his slam dunk championship.


For the sake of comparison, here how Ross’ numbers stack up against Harrison Barnes and Dion Waiters. I’d argue that Ross should make it over Dion Waiters, but that’s just me. The players were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches.


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