Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks scores on a layup past Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Montrezl Harrell of the LA Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on January 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by )
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Collins, Young selected as Rising Stars

The Hawks will be represented by John Collins and rookie Trae Young in the Rising Stars game during the NBA All-Star Weekend next month. They will represent the U.S. team in the exhibition against the World team.

The league announced the rosters made up of first- and second-year players on Tuesday night.

Joining Collins and Young on the U.S. team are Jarrett Allen, Marvin Bagley, Lonzo Ball, De’Aaron Fox, Jaren Jackson, Kyle Kuzma, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum.

The Word team roster consists of OG Anunoby, Deandre Ayton, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Luka Doncic, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Rodions Kurucs, Lauri Markkanen, Josh Okogie, Cedi Osman and Ben Simmons. Okogie played at Georgia Tech.

Collins played in the game last season as a rookie.

Kyrie Irving and Dirk Nowitzki will serve as honorary coaches.

The game will be played on Feb. 15 as part of the All-Star festivities in Charlotte. The game is scheduled for 9 p.m.

Young will also reportedly compete in the Skills Challenge during the weekend’s activities. 

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