Wolverines stick together, apparently.
Former NBA star and TNT analyst Chris Webber couldn't pass on the opportunity to pick fellow Michigan alums Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. during Thursday night's "Rising Star Challenge" draft.
"Well I guess #wolverineNation will get to see @Trey_Burke3 and myself one last time," Hardaway tweeted.
Burke, who will also participate in the Skills Challenge in New Orleans, was picked in the fourth round, after Webber had already taken Philadelphia rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams.
"He will be Rookie of the Year," TNT's Kenny Smith said of Carter-Williams.
Later in the broadcast, however, Charles Barkley came to Burke's defense.
"Don't sleep on Trey Burke for Rookie of the Year either," he said. "He's coming on strong."
Here's how the two Rising Star teams were split up …
Anthony Davis, New Orleans
Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia
Tim Hardaway Jr., New York
Trey Burke, Utah
Jared Sullinger, Boston
Mason Plumlee, Brooklyn
Victor Oladipo, Orlando
Steven Adams, Oklahoma City
Kelly Olynyk, Boston
Damian Lillard, Portland
Bradley Beal, Washington
Andre Drummond, Detroit
Harrison Barnes, Golden State
Terrance Jones, Houston
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee
Jonas Valanciunas, Toronto
Dion Waiters, Cleveland
Pero Antic, Atlanta
— Aaron Falk
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