Jan 22, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight (7) and center Andre Drummond (1) celebrate after the game against the Orlando Magic at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons won 105-90. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Drummond and Brandon Knight to Participate in Rising Stars Challenge

One of the side events to be played during NBA All-Star weekend is the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Two nine-man teams made up of first and second year players will play their own All-Star game on Friday, February 15 and two Detroit Pistons will participate.

Andre Drummond has been one of the league’s very best rookies this season and he will put those talents on display during All-Star weekend.

Second-year guard Brandon Knight will join his teammate in Houston as the other Piston to be selected for the Rising Stars Challenge.

The teams will be selected draft style on February 7 with Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal serving as the general managers.

The game will be played on Friday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on TNT.

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