Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Team Chuck guard Ricky Rubio (9) of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Team Shaq forward Chandler Parsons (25) of the Houston Rockets react during the first half of the rising stars challenge during the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

How Houston Rockets Players Have Fared In The Rising Stars Challenge


With Terrence Jones playing in the Rising Stars Challenge tonight, I decided to take a look at how other Houston Rockets players have fared since the game was established in 1994. To read up about the Rising Stars challenge, you can click on this Wikepedia link, that is unless you’re one of those “I don’t believe Wikepedia is factual” people.

 

Chandler Parsons (2013, Team Shaq, Loss) – 24 min, 13 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover.

Aaron Brooks (2009, Sophomores, Win) – 16 min, 6 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 turnovers.

Luis Scola (2009, Sophomores, Win) – 18 min, 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals.

Luis Scola (2008, Rookies, Loss) – 16 min, 4 points, 3 rebounds.

Luther Head (2007, Sophomores, Win) –  22 min, 15 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists.

Luther Head (2006, Rookies, Loss) – 25 min, 18 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, tied team high in points.

Yao Ming (2004, Sophomores, Win) – 15 minutes, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover.

Steve Francis (2001, Sophomores, Win) – 28 min, 20 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 3 turnovers.

Steve Francis (2000, Rookies, Win OT) – 26 min, 13 points, 2 rebounds, 11 assists, 1 steal, 5 turnovers.

Cuttino Mobley (2000, Sophomores, Loss OT) – 22 min, 10 points, 3 assists, 4 turnovers.

Rodrick Rhodes (1998, West, Loss) – 25 min, 4 points, 2 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, 3 turnovers.

Matt Maloney (1997, West, Loss) – 24 min, 5 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 3 turnovers.

Sam Cassell (1994, Phenoms, Win) – 19 min, 7 points, 1 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 1 turnover.

 

So what can we take from these numbers? Absolutely nothing. But in case you were curious the average Rockets players in this competition averages;

7-6, 21.5 mpg, 9.77 ppg, 2.56 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.46 spg, 0.23 bpg, 2 tpg (Note: Averages were done by me without double checking, in other words they’re likely a bit off).

Solid. Nothing special, though a bit surprised to see the assists numbers a tad high for a game like this. Many young players on the “big stage” during this Friday night game would much rather showcase their ability to score, rather than the hand off for a simple dime. Props to Francis and Rhodes on their high assists numbers in a usually selfish game.

Rockets fans: What do you expect Terrence Jones‘ stat line to be tonight? Will he surpass the 10 point plateau or will he spend most of the time sitting on the bench taking pictures?

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