Banchero, Barnes lead field for Rising Stars event at All-Star Game
Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero and last year's Rookie of the Year, Toronto Raptors wing Scottie Barnes, highlight the field for the 2023 Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend on Feb. 17 in Salt Lake City.
The 28-player pool features 11 NBA rookies, 10 sophomores, and seven G League players.
|Jabari Smith Jr.||Rockets|
|Trey Murphy III||Pelicans|
The G League invitees consist of four players on the G League Ignite - Scoot Henderson, Sidy Cissoko, Leonard Miller, and Mojave King - as well as Mac McClung, Kenneth Lofton Jr., and Scotty Pippen Jr.
The 21 NBA players, who were chosen by league assistant coaches, will be drafted into three teams of seven. They'll be picked and coached by three former NBA All-Stars: Pau Gasol, Deron Williams, and Joakim Noah.
The fourth team will consist of the seven G League players and will be coached by 2011 NBA champion Jason Terry.
The four squads will each play one contest to a target score of 40, with the two winners squaring off in the finals with a target score of 25 to determine the champion.