Rookie/Sophomore Teams Announced



NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2007 – Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani, the first overall selection in the 2006 NBA Draft, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Andrew Bogut, the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft, lead a list of 18 players selected to play in the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on Friday, Feb. 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The participants in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot. The head coaches for the Rookie and Sophomore teams will be the lead assistants from the 2007 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs.

The T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam will be televised live nationally on TNT and also will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio, while will make live audio available to fans in multiple languages.

Joining Bargnani on the Rookie team this year are the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Farmar, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Randy Foye, the Toronto Raptors’ Jorge Garbajosa, the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay, the Utah Jazz’s Paul Millsap, the Charlotte Bobcats’ Adam Morrison, the Portland Trail Blazers’ Brandon Roy and the New Jersey Nets’ Marcus Williams.

Teaming with Bogut on the Sophomore team are the Los Angeles Lakers’ Andrew Bynum, the Golden State Warriors’ Monta Ellis, the Charlotte Bobcats’ Raymond Felton, the Indiana Pacers’ Danny Granger, the Houston Rockets’ Luther Head, the New York Knicks’ David Lee, the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets’ Chris Paul -- the 2005-06 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year -- and the Utah Jazz’s Deron Williams.
Andrea Bargnani
Jordan Farmar
Randy Foye
Jorge Garbajosa
Rudy Gay
Paul Millsap
Adam Morrison
Brandon Roy
Marcus Williams

Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bynum
Monta Ellis
Raymond Felton
Danny Granger
Luther Head
David Lee
Chris Paul
Deron Williams


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Good to see two Toronto Raptors rookie being on the team. Sign of good things to come for the Raps future. It's a shame Jose Calderon didn't make the Sophmore team. I feel that's he's played well enough to have made it. This should be an interesting game. There's going to be a lot of crazy dunking and nice passes. Looking forward in watching this game

*Bargnani for MVP...Bargnani for MVP*
LOL There is no real inside presence for the rookies except maybe for Garbajosa and Millsap but they're both at least 3 inches shorter than the sophomores' centers Bynum and Bogut.

Great to see my man Luther Head playing in the contest.