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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pistons Greg Monroe to compete in T-Moblie Rookie Challenge

Pistons rookie Greg Monroe will be a member of the rookie team in the 2011 T-Moblie Rookie Challenge game to be held on Feb. 18 during All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. Monroe is averaging 6.8 points and 6.3 rebounds this season and has come on strong as of late averaging 10.9 points and 8.9 rebounds in the month of January. Monroe has started 14 games for the Pistons this season.

Monroe will be joined on the rookie team by the Clippers forward Blake Griffin, Wizards guard John Wall, Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, New Jersey Nets forward Derrick Favors, New York Knicks guard Landry Fields, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Wesley Johnson and San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal.

The sophomore team will consist of Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans, San Antonio Spurs center DeJuan Blair, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson, Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday, Oklahoma City Thunder center Serge Ibaka, Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings and Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews.


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