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Sixers' Ben Simmons selected for Rising Stars Challenge's World Team


Since 2014, the 76ers have had at least one participant in the annual Rising Stars Challenge that kicks off the NBA All-Star Weekend.


Last season, the 2018 rookie of the year was joined Joel Embiid (Cameroon) and former teammate Dario Saric (Croatia) on the team.


There’s also a chance Simmons will be named an Eastern Conference reserve for the Feb. 17’s NBA All-Star Game.


Simmons averaged 16.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and an NBA third-best 8.2 assists heading into Tuesday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center.


Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (Slovenia) and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (Bahamas) are the other headliners for the World Team.


Meanwhile, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox are the headliners for the U.S.






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