2015 NBA All-Star Rookie Game Makeover, American Team Will Play World Team

16 Jul

2015 NBA All-Star Rookie Game Makeover, American Team Will Play World Team

2015 NBA All-Star Rookie Game Makeover, American Team Will Play World Team
The NBA announced on the 21st that the 2015 All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge will be replaced by a new format, with first- and second-year players from the United States against first- and second-year players from other countries and regions of the world.  The 2015 All-Star Rookie Game will be held in New York on February 13 (Friday).The two teams will be composed of 10 American players and 10 world players respectively.Each team includes 4 guards, 4 frontcourt players, and the other 2 players are not limited in position.In addition, the number of first-year and second-year students in each team must be at least 3.  A total of 101 international players from 37 countries and regions played in the NBA this season, a record number.There were only 45 international players in the 2000-2001 season, compared with 21 international players in the 1990-1991 season.Canada has the largest number of first- and second-year students this year, with a total of six, accounting for half of the total number of active Canadian players (a total of 12) in the entire league.It is worth mentioning that this year and last year’s NBA champions Wiggins and Bennett are both from Canada.  Last year at the All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge in New Orleans, Pistons sophomore Andrew Drummond scored a large double-double of 30 points and 25 rebounds, winning the MVP (Most Valuable Player) trophy while helping GreeceTeam defeated Weber 142:136.