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Jeremy Sochan has earned his first selection to the Rising Stars at NBA All-Star Weekend in Utah on February 17th.
He is one of 28 players selected to the showcase of premier young talent, featuring a mini-tournament with four teams and three games.
— #NBAAllStar (@NBAAllStar) January 31, 2023
Sochan’s selection comes after an impressive rookie season which has seen him become the first Spurs rookie since Tim Duncan in 1997-98 to average double figures.
The 19-year-old from Milton Keynes is averaging 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 26.1 minutes in 44 games while making 41 starts, which is already the most in a season by any Spurs rookie since Tony Parker started 72 contests in 2001-02.
The former Baylor Bear is one of only two rookies in the NBA this season with at least 400 points, 200 rebounds and 100 assists, along with number one overall pick Paolo Banchero.
Sochan has scored in double figures 26 times, including on Jan. 28 against Phoenix when he became just the fifth teenager in NBA history to have at least 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in a game, which had only previously been done by LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Luka Doncic and Zion Williamson.
The player pool consists of 11 NBA rookies, 10 second-year NBA players and seven NBA G League players. The 21 NBA players, selected by NBA assistant coaches, will be drafted onto three seven-player teams. The seven NBA G League players, selected by the league office, will comprise the fourth team.