- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

TORONTO (AP) - Phoenix Suns rookie Devin Booker has replaced injured Philadelphia player Nerlens Noel on the U.S. team roster in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

The NBA announced the move Thursday.

Booker, the 19-year-old former Kentucky guard drafted 13th overall last year, is averaging 10.6 points and shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range in 48 games. In 23 starts, he’s averaging 15.2 points, and had a season-high 32 points against Indiana on Jan. 19.

Booker also will compete in the Three-Point Contest on Saturday.

Noel has tendinitis in his right knee.

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