Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, February 13, 2016
D'Angelo Russell helped lead USA to a 157-154 victory over the World in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.
The former Ohio State point guard and consensus 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year scored 22 points, on 9 of 15 from the field, and dished out seven assists in 16-plus minutes off the bench.
The USA team featured the game's top first- and second-year players born in America, including MVP Zach LaVine, out of UCLA.
Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, is averaging 12.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals in his first 53 career games.