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Former Maccabi Tel Aviv playmaker Sarunas Jasikevicius was selected as one of 19 players who will compete in the Rookie Challenge in Houston as part of the All-Star weekend.
Andrew Bogut of Milwaukee and Dwight Howard of Orlando, the No. 1 draft choices in 2005 and 2004, respectively, were also chosen for the February 17 game.
Jasikevicius, who plays for Indiana, will be joined on the rookie team by fellow Pacer Danny Granger; Luther Head of Houston; Chris Paul of New Orleans; Channing Frye and Nate Robinson of New York; Charlie Villanueva of Toronto; and Deron Williams of Utah.
Howard will be part of a sophomore team with Emeka Okafor of Charlotte (who is injured and will not play); Luol Deng, Ben Gordon and Andres Nocioni of Chicago; Devin Harris of Dallas; T.J. Ford of Milwaukee; Nenad Krstic of New Jersey; Jameer Nelson of Orlando; and Andre Iguodala of Philadelphia.
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