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Raptors forward OG Anunoby named to Rising Stars for NBA all-star weekend

Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) and Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) battle for the ball during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Anunoby was named to the Rising Stars world team on Tuesday for the upcoming NBA all-star weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
January 29, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby was named to the Rising Stars world team on Tuesday for the upcoming NBA all-star weekend.

Anunoby, from London, England, is in his second season with the Raptors and is averaging 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 20.4 minutes in 41 games this season.

He matched his career-high with 21 points and eight rebounds Dec. 21 vs. Cleveland and has led Toronto's bench in scoring nine times.

Anunoby was selected 23rd overall by the Raptors in the 2017 NBA Draft and started 62 games as a rookie.

He's the 12th player in franchise history to participate in the showcase event and the first since Jonas Valanciunas in 2014.

The game will be played Friday, Feb. 15 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Rising Stars will showcase a United States vs. World format for the fifth straight year. In last year's event, the World Team defeated the U.S. Team 155-124.

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