If the Toronto Raptors fail to win another selection, Kawhi Leonard will still have a company when he travels to Charlotte to represent Toronto on the All Star weekend.
On Tuesday, the second year of Raptors OG Anunoby was named Team World for the Rising Stars Challenge of 2019.
The 21-year-old boy joins the Philadelphia 76ers' best classics, Ben Simmons, to the sensation of Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, and Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander from Los Angeles Clippers amongst others for Team World, who will be in charge of the new arms of Team USA on February 15.
Advertiser, originally from England, has appeared in 41 games for the Raptors this season. In a second ascending year, the six small and small eight advanced have averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 20.4 minutes per game.
He becomes the 12th Raptor in the franchise history to participate in the show's event and the first from Jonas Valanciunas in 2014.
"The 25th Rising Stars will make 10 players of the NBA first and second year of the United States against 10 NBA players in the first and second year of the world in the annual youth league annual scene early during the NBA All-Star ". according to the league in a press release on Tuesday.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the Rising Stars event will show a US vs. format. Of the world. The players were voted by other attending coaches with each of the 30 teams in the league by sending a coach ballot, although no vote could be for a player on their own team.
In addition to the NBA players on the track, Kyrie Irving and Dallas Dirk Nowitzki of Boston will be honorary coaches for Team USA and Team World, respectively.
Team World has won the last two competitions, defeating Team USA 155-124 last year.