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Rockets F Parsons Drafted 11th For Rising Stars Challenge At All-Star Weekend 2013

NBA All-Star Weekend 2013
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TEAM SHAQ selected Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets with the eleventh draft pick last night live on TNT.

TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, general managers for the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, drafted players for each of their teams. This is Parson’s first time being selected to the BBVA Rising Stars challenge due to his great play this year in only his second season in the NBA.

This season, Parsons is averaging 14.4 points per game, 5.70 rebounds per game, 3.6 assists per game, and a +16.54 efficiency rating. He was drafted in the second round (38th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.

Parsons is an absolute steal being drafted late by the Rockets and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season with Houston.

This is the draft recap between TEAM SHAQ and TEAM CHUCK:

TEAM SHAQ

1. Damian Lillard
3. Kyrie Irving
5. Andre Drummond
7. Klay Thompson
9. Harrison Barnes
11. Chandler Parsons
13. Dion Waiters
15. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
17. Tyler Zeller
19. Kemba Walker

TEAM CHUCK

2. Anthony Davis
4. Kenneth Faried
6. Kawhi Leonard
8. Bradley Beal
10. Ricky Rubio
12. Tristan Thompson
14. Nikola Vucevic
16. Brandon Knight
18. Isaiah Thomas
20. Alexey Shved

The 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge will be played Friday, Feb. 15th, in Houston, Texas, at the Toyota Center as part of NBA All-Star weekend 2013 and will be televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

By: Chris Liem Huynh

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