Brent Yarina, 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.

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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.