Rising Stars Challenge: John Wall Drafted By Charles Barkley

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

John Wall
Kyrie Irving
DeMarcus Cousins
Paul George
Derrick Williams
Marshawn Brooks
Gordon Hayward
Thiago Splitter
Kawhi Leonard
Evan Turner

Team Shaquille O'Neal

Blake Griffin
Jeremy Lin
Ricky Rubio
Greg Monroe
Markieff Morris
Kemba Walker
Landry Fields
Norris Cole
Brandon Knight
Tristian Thompson

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.

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