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Sole Watch: 2014 Rising Stars Challenge

Sole Watch: 2014 Rising Stars Challenge

words // Brandon Richard

As a precursor to All-Star Saturday Night, we were given our yearly glimpse into the future yesterday as the NBA's top rookies and sophomores clashed in the 2014 Rising Stars Challenge.

The game was competitive from the jump, Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond setting the pace with 17 points and 11 rebounds in the first half. At the break, Grant Hill's team lead Chris Webber's squad 67-66.

In the second half, we saw a Rising Stars Challenge duel for the ages. Dion Waiters and Tim Hardaway Jr. went head-to-head in a game of one-upmanship that led to both young stars giving fans their money's worth. Hardaway scored 36 points on the night, while Waiters poured in 31, but it was Drummond who walked away with MVP honors. His 30 points and 25 rebounds helped Team Hill edge Hardaway and Team Webber 142-136.

Drummond put up his big numbers in a PE colorway of the Nike Zoom HyperRev. Check out the full lineup of Rising Stars Challenge sneakers in the latest edition of Sole Watch.

Andre Drummond wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev

Andre Drummond // Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

 

Harrison Barnes wearing adidas Crazy Fast 2 PE

Harrison Barnes // adidas Crazy Fast 2

 

Harrison Barnes wearing adidas Crazy Fast 2

Harrison Barnes // adidas Crazy Fast 2

 

Jonas Valanciunas wearing Nike Hyper Quickness

Jonas Valanciunas // Nike Hyper Quickness

 

Jonas Valanciunas wearing Nike Hyper Quickness

Jonas Valanciunas // Nike Hyper Quickness

 

Bradley Beal wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

Bradley Beal // Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

 

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Crazy 1 All-Star

Damian Lillard // adidas Crazy 1 'All-Star'

 

Dion Waiters wearing Nike Zoom Crusader PE

Dion Waiters // Nike Zoom Crusader PE

 

Terrence Jones wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Terrence Jones // Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

 

Terrence Jones wearing Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Terrence Jones // Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo wearing Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

Giannis Antetokounmpo // Nike Zoom Hyperfuse

 

Miles Plumlee wearing Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2013 PE

Miles Plumlee // Nike Hyperdunk 2013 PE

 

Kelly Olynyk wearing Nike KD 6 Big Game Hunter Custom

Kelly Olynyk // Nike KD 6 'Big Game Hunter' Custom

 

Kelly Olynyk wearing Nike KD 6 Big Game Hunter Custom

Kelly Olynyk // Nike KD 6 'Big Game Hunter' Custom

 

Jared Sullinger wearing Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

Jared Sullinger // Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

 

Anthony Davis wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

Anthony Davis // Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

 

Anthony Davis wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

Anthony Davis // Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

 

Victor Oladipo wearing Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

Victor Oladipo // Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

 

Victor Oladipo wearing Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

Victor Oladipo // Air Jordan XX8 SE PE

 

Michael Carter-Williams wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

Michael Carter-Williams // Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

 

Michael Carter-Williams wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

Michael Carter-Williams // Nike Zoom HyperRev PE

 

Trey Burke wearing Nike Air Flightposite Exposed Year of the Horse

Trey Burke // Nike Air Flightposite Exposed 'Year of the Horse'

 

Trey Burke wearing Nike Air Flightposite Exposed Year of the Horse

Trey Burke // Nike Air Flightposite Exposed 'Year of the Horse'

 

Steven Adams wearing adidas Crazy 8 All-Star

Steven Adams // adidas Crazy 8 'All-Star'

 

Tim Hardaway Jr. wearing adidas Crazy 8 All-Star

Tim Hardaway Jr. // adidas Crazy 8 'All-Star'

 

Tim Hardaway Jr. wearing adidas Crazy 8 All-Star

Tim Hardaway Jr. // adidas Crazy 8 'All-Star'

 

Mason Plumlee wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev

Mason Plumlee // Nike Zoom HyperRev

 

Mason Plumlee wearing Nike Zoom HyperRev

Mason Plumlee // Nike Zoom HyperRev

 

Team Hill // Rising Stars Challenge

Team Hill

 

Team Webber // Rising Stars Challenge

Team Webber

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