Jordan Clarkson would ‘likely’ play for U.S. in Rising Stars game

According to Silverscreenandroll, Clarkson is a lock for the All-Star Weekend exhibition, but which side he will play for is still up in the air.

Jordan Clarkson made the NBA’s All-Rookie team in 2015, but due to the fact that he only started receiving consistent minutes after the league’s All-Star break, his production was not enough to get him in to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge last season. Better known as the Rookie-Sophomore game, the Rising Stars challenge switched formats in 2015 to “USA versus World,” pitting international players against domestic ones instead of rookie’s taking on sophomores as the league had done in prior seasons.

Barring an injury, Clarkson will play in the exhibition this season. Clarkson’s 15.2 points per game rank second only 2015 first overall pick Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves (20.8), while he also ranks fifth in assists (2.4) and steals (1.2).


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