2016: Bojan Bogdanovic
Prior to this year, second-year forward Bojan Bogdanovic was the most recent Brooklyn Nets representative in the Rising Stars Challenge, starting for Team World in the 2016 game held at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Bogdanovic played only 16 minutes in the 40-minute affair, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting, all from 3-point range, with two rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Team USA picked up the win, 157-154 behind 30 points from MVP Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
2015: Bojan Bogdanovic, Miles Plumlee
The 2015 Rising Stars Challenge marked just the second time the Nets had two representatives in the game, and the first since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.
The game, played at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, marked the debut of the Team USA vs. Team World format, with second-year center Mason Plumlee and rookie forward Bojan Bogdanovic named as reserves for their respective squads.
Bogdanovic played 17 minutes off the bench and scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, hitting 3-of-7 from deep while handing out two assists in Team World’s 121-112 win. Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves was named MVP after scoring 22 points for Team World.
Plumlee logged 22 minutes for Team USA and had 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.