Former UCONN stars, Marcus Williams (New Jersey Nets) and Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies), were among the nine NBA Rookies chosen to participate in the 2007 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam on February 16th in Las Vegas.Joining Williams and Gay on the Rookie Team are Andrea Bargnani (Toronto Raptors), Jordan Farmar (LA Lakers), Randy Foye (Minnesota Timberwolves), Jorge Garbajosa (Toronto Raptors), Paul Millsap (Utah Jazz), Adam Morrison (Charlotte Bobcats), and Brandon Roy (Portland Trail Blazers).They will be taking on the Sophomore Team led by Andrew Bogut (Milwaukee Bucks). He is joined by Andrew Bynum (LA Lakers), Monta Eliss (Golden State Warriors), Raymond Felton (Charlotte Bobcats), Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers), Luther Head (Houston Rockets), David Lee (NY Knicks), Chris Paul (New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets), and Deron Wiliams (Utah Jazz).
As of January 31st, Gay is currently averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1 assist per game. Williams is averaging 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 3 assists per game.
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