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Game Preview: Booker, Chriss set to represent Suns for BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

February 17th, 2017 at 8:20 AM
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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

What: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge

Who: Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss rep the Phoenix Suns on US Team

When: 7:00 PM AZ Time

Where: Nawlins! All-Star Weekend

Watch: TNT

For the first time since the mid-90s featured a couple of our local rookies, two Phoenix Suns have been invited to participant in the Rising Stars Challenge tonight as part of All-Star Weekend.

Second-year player Devin Booker and rookie Marquese Chriss have been named to the U.S. Roster in the U.S. vs. the World game.

“I’m excited man,” Booker said after the Suns 36-point win over the Lakers on Wednesday night. “I have a lot of family down there in that area, get time to spend with them. Get to see Derrick in the dunk contest, ‘Quese in the Rising Stars game, we’re just going to have fun with it.”

This is Booker’s second time among the NBA luminaries, while Marquese Chriss has no idea what to expect and might just get caught people watching as much as the rest of us.

“I think it’s just being one-on-one with people you watch and you play against,” Chriss said of what’s exciting for him about this weekend. “Especially like some of the greats like Lebron and people like that. Especially people who are my age, Book, Karl, Porzingis all those other people, just being one-on-one situations with them, just interacting with them and continuing to grow.”

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Devin Booker, Dwyane Wade, February 16, 2017, February 17, 2017, Goran Dragic, Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis, Lakers, LeBron James, Markieff Morris, Marquese Chriss, Miles Plumlee, Myles Turner, Nikola Jokic, Phoenix Suns, Rising Stars Challenge

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