Guard Roy to play in rookie-sophomore All-Star event

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy has been
named to the rookie squad for the rookie-sophomore game as part of
the All-Star festivities in Las Vegas.

The NBA's assistant coaches voted Roy onto the rookie squad.
Other notable players named to the team included top draft pick
Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors and Charlotte's
Adam Morrison.

The game, which matches nine rookies against nine sophomores,
will be Feb. 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Roy was leading all rookies with 14.5 points per game going into
Wednesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. He was also
averaging 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 32.5 minutes.

Roy becomes the third Blazer to make the rookie squad since it
was started in 1994, joining Arvydas Sabonis (1996) and
Alvin Williams (1998).

Roy is the first Blazer to participate in All-Star weekend since
2001, when Rasheed Wallace was an All-Star reserve.

The rookie, last season's Pac-10 player of the year while
finishing his senior season at Washington, was acquired in a
draft-day trade. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected him sixth