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Three Hornets Players Chosen For Rising Stars Game All-Star Weekend

Miles Bridges, Devonte' Graham and PJ Washington will all play in the Rising Stars game during All-Star weekend.

The Charlotte Hornets might have just 16 wins in 48 tries so far this season, but the future is bright according to NBA assistant coaches, who selected three young players from the team to play in the Rising Stars game during NBA All-Star weekend. The annual game showcases talented first-and second-year players in the league.

Second-year players Miles Bridges and Devonte' Graham will join rookie PJ Washington on the USA Rising Stars team that will face another 10-player squad with young players from around the world. 

This marks the first time that the Hornets have had three players selected to participate in the event, which will take place Feb. 14 at Chicago's United Center. The three are the first Hornets players to be selected to appear in the game since Frank Kaminsky played in it in 2017.

Graham leads the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game, and is averaging 7.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Bridges and Washington both average 12.2 points per game apiece.

The teams were selected by assistant coaches from each NBA team.

Jodie Valade has been a Digital News and Engagement Editor for WFAE since 2019. Since moving to Charlotte in 2015, she has worked as a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and a freelance writer for publications ranging from Charlotte magazine to The Athletic to The Washington Post and New York Times. Before that, Jodie was an award-winning sports features and enterprise reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at The Dallas Morning News covering the Dallas Mavericks — where she became Mark Cuban's lifelong email pen pal — and at The Kansas City Star. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan.