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Thunder: Lu Dort, Theo Maledon selected as NBA Rising Stars

Thunder guards Luguentz Dort and Theo Maledon were among the 20 players named to the NBA Rising Stars rosters on Wednesday. 

The annual Rising Stars game will not be played this year due to a condensed All-Star schedule, but the league's assistant coaches still voted on the top first- and second-year players. 

Ten international players and ten players from the U.S. were selected to form two teams. 

Dort, from Montreal, and Maledon, from Rouen, France, were named to the World Team. 

Dort, in contention for an All-Defensive selection, is averaging 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his second season. 

Maledon, who's started 14 games, is averaging 7.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in his rookie season. The Thunder selected Maledon 34th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. 

U.S. Team

LaMelo Ball (Hornets), Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Kings), Tyler Herro (Heat), De'Andre Hunter (Hawks), Keldon Johnson (Spurs), Ja Morant (Grizzlies), Michael Porter Jr. (Nuggets), Zion Williamson (Pelicans), James Wiseman (Warriors)

World Team

Precious Achiuwa (Heat), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Pelicans), Deni Avdija (Wizards), RJ Barrett (Knicks), Facundo Campazzo (Nuggets), Brandon Clarke (Grizzlies), Luguentz Dort (Thunder), Rui Hachimura (Wizards), Theo Maledon (Thunder), Mychal Mulder (Warriors)

Related Photos
Thunder guard Luguentz Dort celebrates after making a game-winning 3-pointer against the Spurs. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort celebrates after making a game-winning 3-pointer against the Spurs. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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