In all likelihood, Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors will start at the guard spots, with the Sacramento Kings' Tyreke Evans playing small forward. DeJuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs is the only player listed as a center on the squad's roster, so he'll probably start at that position.
That leaves power forward up for grabs between Jerebko, Gibson and the Kings' Omri Casspi. It's possible Casspi could get the start as he's been the best scorer of the three this season, but he's more of a perimeter player. Jerebko has demonstrated the most versatility of the three and would have a better chance of defending the bigger players on the Sophomore Team.
The decision's not going to be a deciding factor as the Sophomores will likely dominate the much-smaller Rookie Team, but Pistons fans would get a nice treat to see Jerebko earn a starting nod. Be sure to watch tomorrow night at 9 p.m. on TNT.
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