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February 16, 2012
DeMarcus Cousins will play for Charles Barkley

AUBURN HILL, Mich. - Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was drafted by Charles Barkley and will play for "Team Chuck" in the Rising Stars Challenge next Friday during All-Star weekend in Orlando.

Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal served as general managers and had 10 rookies and 10 second-year players to select from after Miami rookie Norris Cole and New York's Jeremy Lin were added to the pool.

Cousins will play with the last two top overall picks, Kyrie Irving and Cousins' college teammate John Wall.

Team Chuck
Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
MarShon Brooks, NJ Nets
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

Team Shaq
Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats
Landry Fields, NY Knicks
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

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