The Knicks will have a representative at All-Star weekend.
Canadian-born rookie RJ Barrett was named to the World Team for the NBA Rising Stars game on Feb. 14, the first night of the league’s three-day midseason showcase event in Chicago.
The No. 3 overall pick in the draft will team up with international stars such as Luka Doncic (Slovenia) and Deandre Ayton (Bahamas) on the World team versus a United States team featuring fellow rookies Zion Williamson and Ja Morant and second-year Atlanta guard Trae Young. Second-year Knicks center Mitchell Robinson was not named to the American squad.
Barrett, who is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game over 41 appearances, has been sidelined since suffering a sprained right ankle Jan. 16 against Phoenix. He resumed taking shots on the court before the Knicks’ game Tuesday in Charlotte.