Participants Have Been Announced For The NBA Rookie Challenge

The participants have been announced for the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam. 2 Clippers are featured and last year’s Rookie of the year Tyreke Evans as well as L.A.’s own, Brandon Jennings (well not REALLY L.A. more like Compton/Gardena but its still all about the WEST).


Eric Bledsoe L.A. Clippers G 6-1 195 Kentucky
DeMarcus Cousins Sacramento C 6-11 270 Kentucky
Derrick Favors New Jersey F 6-10 246 Georgia Tech
Landry Fields New York G 6-7 210 Stanford
Blake Griffin L.A. Clippers F 6-10 251 Oklahoma
Wesley Johnson Minnesota G 6-7 205 Syracuse
Greg Monroe Detroit C 6-11 250 Georgetown
Gary Neal San Antonio G 6-4 210 Towson State
John Wall Washington G 6-4 195 Kentucky

Mike Budenholzer — San Antonio Spurs
Amar’e Stoudemire — New York Knicks
Kevin McHale — NBA TV/ TNT analyst


DeJuan Blair San Antonio C 6-7 265 Pittsburgh
DeMar DeRozan Toronto G 6-7 220 USC
Stephen Curry Golden State G 6-3 185 Davidson
Tyreke Evans Sacramento G 6-6 220 Memphis
Taj Gibson Chicago F 6-9 225 USC
Jrue Holiday Philadelphia G 6-4 180 UCLA
Serge Ibaka Oklahoma City F-C 6-10 235 Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo
Brandon Jennings Milwaukee G 6-1 169 Lottomatica Virtus Roma
Wesley Matthews Portland G 6-5 220 Marquette

Head Coach — TBD
Carmelo Anthony — Denver Nuggets
Steve Kerr — TNT NBA basketball analyst

The game will be held on Friday, February 18th at Staples Center.

Also taking place that night will be the NBA Celebrity All-Star game. A few of the participants have been announced but the biggest name (much to the delight of teenage girls everywhere) is Justin Bieber. :squeal: What?? He’s cute and has great hair.

here are a few of the other participants, the full roster will be announced soon.

• ESPN Analyst Magic Johnson (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
• Grammy-nominated artist Justin Bieber (pop artist)
Scottie Pippen (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
Bill Walton (NBA legend and Hall of Famer)
AC Green (NBA legend)
B.J. Armstrong (NBA legend)
Chris Mullin (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
Jalen Rose (ESPN Analyst and NBA legend)
Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”)
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
Rob Kardashian (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”)
Zach Levi (“Chuck”)
Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Common (Just Wright)
Bill Simmons ( columnist)