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Patrick Beverley Out of Skills Challenge, Devin Booker Added to Rising Stars Challenge

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The Skills Challenge and Rising Stars Challenge will be seeing some new faces at All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

After hurting his ankle on Wednesday night, Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley, the 2015 Skills Challenge winner, will not travel to Toronto, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay will replace Beverley.

The Skills Challenge, which will take place on Saturday night, will also have DeMarcus Cousins, Draymond Green, Anthony Davis, C.J. McCollum, Karl Anthony-Towns, Isaiah Thomas and Jordan Clarkson.

In Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, a rookie out of Kentucky, has been tabbed to replace the injured Nerlens Noel.

Booker is currently averaging 10 points a game with 40 percent shooting from behind the arc. He’s been heating up in February with 16 points per game, as he’s gotten more playing time thanks to injuries.

The roster for the U.S. Team in the Rising Stars Challenge is as follows:

Jordan Clarkson | Lakers | G
Rodney Hood | Jazz | G
Zach LaVine | Timberwolves | G
Devin Booker | Suns | G
Jahlil Okafor | 76ers | C
Jabari Parker | Bucks | F
Elfrid Payton | Magic | G
D’Angelo Russell | Lakers | G
Marcus Smart | Celtics | G
Karl-Anthony Towns | Timberwolves | C

The Roster for the World Team:

Bojan Bogdanovic | Nets | G/F
Clint Capela | Rockets | F/C
Mario Hezonja | Magic | G/F
Nikola Jokic | Nuggets | C
Trey Lyles | Jazz | F
Emmanuel Mudiay | Nuggets | G
Raul Neto | Jazz | G
Kristaps Porzingis | Knicks | F/C
Dwight Powell | Mavericks | F/C
Andrew Wiggins | Timberwolves | G/F

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