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Future Stars Game 2016 Roster OR

Future Stars Game 2016 Roster OR

Future Stars Game 2016 Roster

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The list of players for the 2016 Future Stars game features 16 college players who have announced commitments to the NBA. Here is our first look at the list.

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The Rookie Challenge, established in 1994, was originally competed by two randomly selected teams composed entirely of first-year players. This format was continued until 1996, when it was changed to pit rookie teams of both the Eastern and the Western Conference against each other. In 1999, the game was cancelled as a result of the NBA lockout. Since the 1998 rookie class did not compete that year, the game was revamped and featured a team of standout first-year players ('rookies') against a team of standout second-year players ('sophomores'). For 2012 and 2013, the format was changed to having two teams drafted by Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley (Team Chuck) and Shaquille O'Neal (Team Shaq). In 2014, the two teams were drafted by Chris Webber (Team Webber) and Grant Hill (Team Hill). The format of the game and name was changed to the Rising Stars Challenge in 2012. The game format changed in 2015 to Team USA vs Team World, where each team should choose at least three Rookies and three Sophomores, and the squad of each team should have four back courts, four front courts and two swingmen.

Major League Baseball announced the rosters for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on July 10 at Petco Park in San Diego. This is the 18th annual prospect extravaganza, with the best prospects in the game divided into World and United States teams, based on players’ birthplaces. The game will start at 4 p.m. Eastern and be broadcast on MLB Network and MLB.com as well as SiriusXM on XM channel 89 and Sirius channel 209. Baseball America works with Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com and the 30 teams to select the two 25-man rosters. Each major league organization is represented with at least one player and no more than two, and players from all full-season minor leagues are eligible. Capsules were written by J.J. Cooper, Josh Norris and Vince Lara-Cinisomo. (c-selected, won't play because of callup; x-selected, won't play because of injury; y-replacement player; z-suspended, won't play) (Source: www.baseballamerica.com)

 

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