2014: Miles Plumlee
The 2014 Rising Stars Challenge was significant for the Nets, as rookie center Miles Plumlee became the first player selected for the game since the club moved to Brooklyn in 2012.
Plumlee was tabbed for Team Webber, while older brother Miles Plumlee of the Phoenix Suns played for Team Hill.
Mason Plumlee had a big game, scoring 20 points with seven rebounds, four steals, an assist and a block in just 19 minutes, hitting 10-of-13 from the floor.
But it wasn’t enough as Team Hill, behind 30 pounds and a record 25 boards from MVP Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, took down a 142-136 victory.
2012: MarShon Brooks
Rookie guard MarShon Brooks had the distinction of being the last member of the New Jersey Nets selected for the Rising Stars Challenge, named to the 2012 game played at Amway Center in Orlando.
He played 15 minutes and scored eight points with three assists and two rebounds, struggling a bit with his shooting. Brooks was 3-for-10 overall and hit 2-of-5 from 3-point range.
But Team Chuck cruised to a 146-133 victory behind 34 points and nine assists from MVP Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brooks’ selection was a last in a franchise-high seven consecutive years the Nets had a representative in the Rising Stars Challenge.