CLEVELAND — The full rosters for the 2023 NBA All-Star Game have yet to be announced. But we already know that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be well represented in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the event.
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Days after Cavs guard Donovan Mitchell was named one of 10 starters for this year's All-Star Game, Cleveland forward-center Evan Mobley was named to All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars event. This marks the second consecutive year that the USC product has been named to the event, which features the league's top rookies and second-year players, as well as stars from the NBA G-League, in a four-team mini-tournament.
During last year's All-Star Weekend festivities in Cleveland, Mobley helped his team capture the Rising Stars title, then joined up with Cavs teammates Jarrett Allen and Darius Garland to win the Skills Challenge.
In 50 games (all starts) for the Cavaliers this season, the 21-year-old Mobley is averaging career highs in points (15.2), rebounds (8.9), assists (2.7) and field goal percentage (.554), to go along with 1.34 blocks in 34.1 minutes per contest. Among the NBA's second-year players, Mobley ranks second in rebounds per game, blocks per game and field goal percentage, third in double-doubles, and sixth in points per game.
Mobley is one of 22 Cavalier players who have participated in the Rising Stars game since it originated in 1994.