Canadian native and Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles has been selected as an injury replacement on Team World at the BBVA Rising Stars game at NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto.
Lyles joins fellow Canadians Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dwight Powell of the Dallas Mavericks.
From the Utah Jazz website:
“Lyles (6-10, 234, Kentucky) will be on the World Team roster, joining his teammate and Brazilian native Neto. The 12th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Lyles has appeared in 45 games (29 starts) this season, averaging 4.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.1 minutes. During a six-game stretch from Jan. 13-22, Lyles averaged 13.3 points on 56.6 percent shooting and 5.2 rebounds in 28.8 minutes. He recorded career highs for points in two straight games, scoring 16 points at Portland on Jan. 13 before scoring his current career-high of 19 points vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 14. Lyles is averaging 6.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24.0 minutes as a starter.
The league’s annual showcase of premier young talent pits 10 first- and second-year NBA players from the United States against 10 first- and second-year NBA players from around the world. The game is set for 7 p.m. MT on Friday, Feb. 12 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, and will be televised live by TNT.”