Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/30/13
MINNEAPOLIS Alexey Shved is the lone Timberwolves player selected to compete in this year's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend in Houston.On Wednesday, Shved became one of nine rookies selected to play in the game. Nine second-year players were also honored with spots on the roster, and though point guard Ricky Rubio seemed a likely choice for that bunch, he was not included. Neither was Derrick Williams, who also might have had a shot.The eight rookies selected in addition to Shved were all first-round picks in last year's draft: New Orleans' Anthony Davis (first pick), Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (second), Washington's Bradley Beal (third), Cleveland's Dion Waiters (fourth), Portland's Damian Lillard (sixth), Golden State's Harrison Barnes (seventh), Detroit's Andre Drummond (ninth) and Cleveland's Tyler Zeller (17th). Shved is the only undrafted rookie in the group.Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving headlines the group of second-year players selected, whi...
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