Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina is heading to the NBA's All-Star Weekend as part of the World Team in the Rising Stars Challenge, the club announced Wednesday.
Ntilikina, 19, was selected by the Knicks with the No. 8 pick in last year's draft after playing in the Euro League. The Belgium-born rookie has played in all but three of the club's 48 games, averaging 5.4 points and 3.4 assists in nearly 21 minutes per game.
Knicks C Willy Hernangomez participated in last year's Rising Stars Challenge for the World Team as a rookie.
Ntilikina will join F Kristaps Porzingis at the All-Star festivities in Los Angeles. Porzingis was selected as a reserve for the Eastern Conference.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend is Feb. 16-18 in Los Angeles.