Denver Nuggets rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will replace Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley in the 2016 NBA Skills Challenge.
— Emmanuel Mudiay (@emmanuelmudiay) February 11, 2016
The 19 year old will also be participating in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star weekend.
Mudiay will take the spot of Beverley due to an ankle injury suffered Wednesday night.
The competition tests the players passing, ball-handling, and shooting skills. The Skills Challenge will allow Mudiay to once again take a step in the national spotlight, and make a name for himself on the big stage.
Mudiay has picked up his play since the new year, averaging 11.4 points per game along with 5.9 assists per game.
The skills contest will take place on February 13th at 6:30 p.m. MST.