Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans lead a list of 18 players selected for the 2010 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam to be held on Friday, Feb. 12 in Dallas during NBA All-Star 2010.
The participants in the Rookie Challenge were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.
Joining Rose on the Sophomore team are Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley, Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon, Minnesota Timberwolves forward/center Kevin Love, New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez, New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, and a pair of teammates from the Memphis Grizzlies – center Marc Gasol and guard O.J. Mayo.
Forward Omri Casspi, Evans’ teammate in Sacramento, joins him on the Rookie team, which also includes Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson
, Detroit Pistons forward Jonas Jerebko
, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry
, Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings
, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn
, Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden
, and San Antonio forward/center DeJuan Blair