NBA Rising Stars Challenge: teams, rosters and stars
One of the highlights of this the up coming All-Star Weekend is the Clorox Rising Stars Challenge which be a tournament instead of a one of game.
The NBA’s biggest and brightest will converge on Cleveland this weekend for the much anticipated All-Star Weekend. The festivities will begin with the with the Celebrity All-Star Game followed by the Rising Stars Tournament on Friday.
The Clorox Rising Stars “Game” will not be a single game, but three. It’s a “final four” of sorts, in the sense that four teams will be competing for two spots in the final match later that night.
There are four different teams that will be coached by NBA legends. Each of the teams consists of seven players, which were drafted from a pool of 28 by each of the four coaches.
Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worthy are the coaches of their respective teams. The teams have already been formed after the draft that consisted of 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and four members of the NBA G League Ignite developmental squad.
Instead of having a four quarter game, teams play with no clock. The first one to get 75 points through the two games wins. The 75 point target is to commemorate the NBA’s 75th anniversary.
The “semifinals” will be a race to 50 points. The first team to get to 50 points from each of the two semis will meet in the final where the winner will be crowned after scoring 25 points.
Cade Cunningham, Detroit Pistons
Dyson Daniels, G League Ignite
Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
Isaac Okoro, Cleveland Cavaliers
Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
Jae’Sean Tate, Houston Rockets
Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
Precious Achiuwa, Toronto Raptors
Desmond Bane, Memphis Grizzlies
Saddiq Bey, Detroit Pistons
Anthony Edwards, Minnesota Timberwolves
Tyrese Haliburton, Sacramento Kings
Jaden Hardy, G League Ignite
Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons
LaMelo Ball, Charlotte Hornets
Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
Ayo Dosunmu, Chicago Bulls
Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers
Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings
Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic
MarJon Beauchamp, G League Ignite
Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
Herbert Jones, New Orleans Pelicans
Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers
Jalen Suggs, Orlando Magic
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There will also be a shooting contest in the middle of the second game and the final. Four teams of two will compete in a timed shooting competition. Team 1 has 1:30 to complete all the shots from specifically marked spots on the court. If Team 1 makes the five shots in less than that time that will be the benchmark for Team 2, and on it goes.
— Desmond Bane/Tyrese Haliburton
— Scottie Barnes/Chris Duarte
— Josh Giddey/Evan Mobley
— Michael Foster Jr./Fanbo Zeng (G League Ignite)