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Young to play in Rookie/Sophomore game; Speights left out

Jordan Raanan has the story. Here are the rosters.

Rookie Team Roster:

Michael Beasley (Heat)
Rudy Fernandez (Trail Blazers)
Marc Gasol (Grizzlies)
Eric Gordon (Clippers)
Brook Lopez (Nets)
O.J. Mayo (Grizzlies)
Greg Oden (Trail Blazers)
Derrick Rose (Bulls)
Russell Westbrook (Thunder)

Head Coach: TBD
Assistant Coach: Dwyane Wade

Sophomore Team Roster:

Aaron Brooks (Rockets)
Wilson Chandler (Knicks)
Kevin Durant (Thunder)
Jeff Green (Thunder)
Al Horford (Hawks)
Luis Scola (Rockets)
Al Thornton (Clippers)
Rodney Stuckey (Pistons)
Thaddeus Young (Sixers)

Head Coach: TBD
Assistant Coach: Dwight Howard

I'm stoked that Thad made it. I hope he puts on a show. He was robbed last season, so it's time for him to show the world what's up. After all, he will probably be the lone Sixers representative in Phoenix.

As expected Marreese Speights was left off the rookie team. Even though I expected it, I'm still a little disappointed. I mean, he is leading all rookies in PER. You think he would at least get a shot to play in the rookie/sophomore challenge. That being said, I don't see a single player on the rookie roster that doesn't deserve it. Speights doesn't get as much PT as most of these guys, so I see the logic.

I'm not complaining. At least we have one representative this year. Last year we had zero.

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