Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Monroe Selected For Rookie Challenge

Steve St-Pierre
Sports Writer
In Play! Magazine
sstpierre@inplaymagazine.com

The NBA has announced that Pistons rookie center Greg Monroe has been selected to play in the 2011 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam at NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles. The game will be played on Friday, Feb. 18 and televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET.

The participants in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam were selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, with each team submitting one ballot. Monroe will represent the Pistons a year after Jonas Jerebko helped lead the rookies to their first win over the sophomores since 2002. Monroe, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, will likely come off the bench in favor of DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth overall pick this past summer.

Monroe continues to produce for the Pistons this season in a starting role. He appears set to remain in Detroit's starting five going forward.

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