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All-Star weekend: Brandon Knight to participate in Skills Challenge

Joins Jrue Holiday and Jeff Teague on Eastern Conference squad.

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Detroit Pistons point shooting guard Brandon Knight will not only play in the BBVA Rising Stars challenge during All-Star weekend, he will also compete in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

The Skills Challenge features six players competing in two-round timed obstacle course consisting of dribbling, around poles, passing the basketball through tires and shooting from various spots on the court. The best time wins.

Knight's team will face off against Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and Jeremy Lin of the host-city Houston Rockets.

"I'm honored to be selected as one of the participants for the Taco Bell Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star 2013," Knight. said in a release. "There is definitely a great field of players participating in the event and I look forward to representing the Detroit Pistons organization and our fans."

The Skills Challenge will take place Saturday, Feb. 16.