John Wall enthusiasts won't be terribly pleased that he wasn't the first point guard drafted by Charles Barkley for his team in the rising stars challenge, but he'll probably get plenty of opportunity to play the point anyway, since it's an exhibition game and all. He's joined by Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George, among others. Jeremy Lin and Norris Cole were both last-second additions, and both were picked up by Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq also grabbed Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio, and they will score on approximately 12 ally-oops during the game.
Team Charles Barkley
Team Shaquille O'Neal
The Rising Stars Challenge takes place on Friday night of All-Star weekend and will be aired on TNT.
For more on John Wall, check out Washington Wizards blog Bullets Forever.