During the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, there will be a new-look Rising Stars game.
This year, the Clorox Rising Stars will feature four seven-player teams competing in a mini-tournament consisting of three games. Each game will be played to a Final Target Score, meaning that a game will end with a made basket or a made free throw instead of with the clock running out.
The 24 first- and second-year NBA players for Rising Stars were selected by NBA assistant coaches, with each of the league’s 30 teams submitting one ballot per coaching staff. The four NBA G League Ignite players were selected by NBA G League head coaches. Here are this year's participants:
ROOKIES: Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic), Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers), Alperen Sengun (Houston Rockets), Davion Mitchell (Sacramento Kings), Herb Jones (New Orleans Pelicans), Cade Cunningham (Detroit Pistons), Chris Duarte (Indiana Pacers), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ayo Dosunmu (Chicago Bulls), Jalen Green (Rockets), Jalen Suggs (Magic)
SOPHOMORES: Precious Achiuwa (Toronto Raptors), Cole Anthony (Magic), LaMelo Ball (Charlotte Hornets), Desmond Bane (Memphis Grizzlies), Saddiq Bey (Pistons), Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento Kings), Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers), Jaden McDaniels (Timberwolves), Isaac Okoro (Cavaliers), Isaiah Stewart (Pistons), Jae'Sean Tate (Rockets)
G-LEAGUERS: MarJon Beauchamp, Dyson Daniels, Jaden Hardy, Scoot Henderson
NBA legends who were named to the league’s 75th Anniversary Team and assistant coaches from the 2022 NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs will comprise the combined coaching staffs for Clorox Rising Stars. The coaches will select their team rosters in the upcoming Rising Stars Draft. Each team will select seven players, including one NBA G League Ignite player.
The Clorox Rising Stars tournament will be televised by TNT on Friday, Feb. 18 (9 p.m. ET) during NBA All-Star Weekend.