Timberwolves rookies Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams were each chosen to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during the All Star weekend on February 24 in Orlando, Florida.  TNT analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will chose the players for each team.

Rubio is averaging 11.2 points and 9.1 assists a game while Williams is averaging 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds a game.