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Curry Named to Rookie Challenge

He was a no-brainer. League made it official. Warriors rookie guard Stephen Curry was voted in by the assistant coaches as one of the nine rookies to play in the Rookie Challenge on Friday night of All-Star Weekend. He is the first Warrior to participate since Monta Ellis in 2007, when he wowed everyone with his arsenal of dunks. Curry is the first Warriors rookie to participate since Jason Richardson in 2002. Richardson won MVP.

Here is the rookie squad:

Omri Casspi, Sacramento
DeJuan Blair, San Antonio
Stephen Curry, Warriors
Tyreke Evans, Sacramento
Jonny Flynn, Minnesota
Taj Gibson, Chicago
James Harden, Oklahoma City
Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee
Jonas Jerebko, Detroit

The Sophomore team, which is 8-2 in the history of the rookie challenge, looks far more formidable with its size and experience:

Michael Beasley, Miami
Marc Gasol, Memphis
Danilo Gallinari, New York
Eric Gordon, Clippers
Brook Lopez, New Jersey
Kevin Love, Minnesota
O.J. Mayo, Memphis
Derrick Rose, Chicago
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City

Marcus Thompson