Avdija, Maledon and Campazzo named among the NBA Rising stars

2021-03-03T20:49:40+00:00 2021-03-03T20:50:05+00:00.

Aris Barkas

03/Mar/21 20:49


Two European young guns and a former Real Madrid star are honored by the NBA

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Israeli Deni Avdija of the Wizards, Frenchman Theo Maledon of the Thunder and Argentinian former Real Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo of the Nuggets were selected to the NBA Rising stars rosters.

Per the press release: The next generation of stars is shining during the 2020-21 NBA season. That much is clear from the impressive talent selected to the Rising Stars rosters, which are being revealed today.

Schedule limitations will prevent the annual Rising Stars game from being played at NBA All-Star 2021, which will take place on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, with TNT’s coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The league is still continuing the tradition of naming Rising Stars rosters, and as in previous years, NBA assistant coaches voted for 10 first- and second-year players from the United States (U.S. Team) and 10 first- and second-year players from the rest of the world (World Team).

In lieu of a Rising Stars game, we at NBA Top Shot, along with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, have hand-picked 20 individual Moments from the 2020-21 season to highlight each of the players chosen for the U.S. Team and the World Team.