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Harden, Westbrook Selected For Rookie Challenge

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm •  Published: January 27, 2010

Rookie James Harden and second-year guard Russell Westbrook will be among 18 players competing in this year’s Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend, the league announced Wednesday.

The rosters were selected by assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot.

Rookie Team Roster
DeJuan Blair, San Antonio Spurs
Omri Casspi, Sacramento Kings
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Tyreke Evans, Sacramento Kings
Jonny Flynn, Minnesota Timberwolves
Taj Gibson, Chicago Bulls
James Harden, Oklahoma City Thunder
Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks
Jonas Jerebko, Detroit Pistons

Sophomore Team Roster
Michael Beasley, Miami Heat
Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies
Danilo Gallinari, New York Knicks
Eric Gordon, Los Angeles Clippers
Brook Lopez, New Jersey Nets
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves
O.J. Mayo, Memphis Grizzlies
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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