Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is among 18 players eligible for the inaugural Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Fla.

The game will feature nine rookies and nine second-year players. Former All-Stars and current TNT studio analysts Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal will serve as general managers and draft from the 18-player pool to form two nine-man teams.

The draft will be held Feb. 16 on NBA TV, and the game will be played Feb. 24.