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Burke picked by fellow Wolverine Webber in Rising Star game

Published February 6, 2014 8:21 pm

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Wolverines stick together, apparently.Former NBA star and TNT analyst Chris Webber couldn't pass on the opportunity to pick fellow Michigan alums Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. during Thursday night's "Rising Star Challenge" draft."Well I guess #wolverineNation will get to see @Trey_Burke3 and myself one last time," Hardaway tweeted.Burke, who will also participate in the Skills Challenge in New Orleans, was picked in the fourth round, after Webber had already taken Philadelphia rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams."He will be Rookie of the Year," TNT's Kenny Smith said of Carter-Williams.Later in the broadcast, however, Charles Barkley came to Burke's defense."Don't sleep on Trey Burke for Rookie of the Year either," he said. "He's coming on strong."Here's how the two Rising Star teams were split up …

Team WebberAnthony Davis, New OrleansMichael Carter-Williams, PhiladelphiaTim Hardaway Jr., New YorkTrey Burke, UtahJared Sullinger, BostonMason Plumlee, BrooklynVictor Oladipo, OrlandoSteven Adams, Oklahoma CityKelly Olynyk, Boston

Team HillDamian Lillard, PortlandBradley Beal, WashingtonAndre Drummond, DetroitHarrison Barnes, Golden StateTerrance Jones, HoustonGiannis Antetokounmpo, MilwaukeeJonas Valanciunas, TorontoDion Waiters, ClevelandPero Antic, Atlanta

— Aaron Falk