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Burke picked by fellow Wolverine Webber in Rising Star game

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.

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"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 …

Team Webber

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

Team Hill

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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