Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been officially named to the Skills Challenge at the 2013 All-Star Weekend in Houston.
The Skills Challenge is a timed obstacle court that involves dribbling around cones, passing through targets, and making lay-ups. Here's the full rundown of Skills Challenge participants:
Skills Challenge field will include: Jrue Holiday (Sixers), Brandon Knight (Pistons), Jeff Teague (Hawks), Damian Lillard (Blazers), Jeremy Lin (Rockets), Tony Parker (Spurs)
Lillard was also selected as the No. 1 pick by Shaquille O'Neal in the Rising Stars Challenge, formerly known as the Rookie/Sophomore Game. The teams were selected by O'Neal and Charles Barkley.
Team Shaq: Damian Lillard (Blazers), Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), Andre Drummond (Pistons), Klay Thompson (Warriors), Harrison Barnes (Warriors), Chandler Parsons (Rockets), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Bobcats)
Team Chuck: Anthony Davis (Hornets), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets), Kawhi Leonard (Spurs), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Ricky Rubio (Timberwolves), Tristan Thompson (Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Magic), Brandon Knight (Pistons), Isaiah Thomas (Kings), Alexey Shved (Timberwolves)
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