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Andrew Nicholson to Take Andre Drummond’s Place in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

February 10th, 2013 at 11:01 PM
By Josh McKinney

After first-year Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, who is in his second year in the NBA, was named to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge about a week and a half ago, Magic fans were rejoicing that they would finally get to see one of their bright young stars gain some national attention. On Sunday, Orlando supporters were given more reason to celebrate when it was announced that rookie forward Andrew Nicholson will replace Detroit Pistons rookie center Andre Drummond on TEAM SHAQ.

Although he will be matched against his fellow Magic big man, who was selected to be on TEAM CHUCK on Thursday, Nicholson had to be thrilled to be named to the game, which takes place on Friday in Houston and will be televised at 9:00 pm on TNT.

The 6-foot-9, 250-pounder has appeared in 47 contests this year, including 13 starts. He is averaging 7.6 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game in 15.4 minutes per game and is shooting 53.7% from the field.

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Tags: Andre Drummond, Andrew Nicholson, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, NBA, Nikola Vucevic, Orlando, Orlando Magic

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