LeBron, Carmelo picked for Rookie Challenge

Updated: January 30, 2004, 2:03 AM ET
Associated Press

Rookie Challenge rosters
Carmelo Anthony, F, Denver
Chris Bosh, F, Toronto
Udonis Haslem, F, Miami
LeBron James, F, Cleveland
Jarvis Hayes, G-F, Washington
Kirk Hinrich, G, Chicago
Josh Howard, F, Dallas
Chris Kaman, C, L.A. Clippers
Dwyane Wade, G, Miami
Carlos Boozer, F, Cleveland
Mike Dunleavy, F, Golden State
Manu Ginobili, F, San Antonio
Marko Jaric, G, L.A. Clippers
Ronald Murray, G, Seattle
Nene, F, Denver
Tayshaun Prince, F, Detroit
Amare Stoudemire, F, Phoenix
Yao Ming, C, Houston
NEW YORK -- LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony could get a chance to be teammates.

They head the roster of first-year players announced Tuesday for the Rookie Challenge during the Feb. 13-15 NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles.

That team will face the league's top second-year players, including 2002-03 Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire and 2002 No. 1 overall draft pick Yao Ming. First- and second-year players picked for the All-Star game usually are not required to play in the Rookie Challenge.

Yao edged Shaquille O'Neal by just over 30,000 votes in balloting for the starting center spot on the Western Conference All-Star team.

All-Star starters were announced Jan. 29. Reserves will be announced on Feb. 3.

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