Congrats to @smart_MS3, who has been named to the US Team Roster for the #BBVARisingStars game at #NBAAllStarTO! pic.twitter.com/zlBpCu1vb4— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 27, 2016
Smart probably deserved to be there last year as a rookie. Here's the complete roster, via Marc D'Amico of Celtics.com:
How about former Celtic and second-round draft pick Dwight Powell getting the nod as well?
Some other things worth noting about the game:
NBA assistant coaches chose the rosters for Rising Stars Challenge, selecting 4 guards, 4 frontcourt players and 2 wild cards for each team.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) January 27, 2016
Duke and Kentucky with 5 of the 10 guys on the U.S. roster in the Rising Stars Challenge.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) January 27, 2016
Team USA looks like the favorite to me, but not by a lot. I'll set the early line at -3.5.
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