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Wemby, Chet headline Rising Stars roster

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San Antonio Spurs phenom Victor Wembanyama and Oklahoma City Thunder big man Chet Holmgren highlight the selections for this year's Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis.

The annual mini-tournament features 21 rookies and sophomores, as well as seven NBA G League players.

The NBAers will be drafted onto three seven-player teams, while the G League players will make up the fourth team.

Here's the full list of players who made the cut:


Player Team
Bilal Coulibaly Washington Wizards
Keyonte George Utah Jazz
Jordan Hawkins New Orleans Pelicans
Scoot Henderson Portland Trail Blazers
Chet Holmgren Oklahoma City Thunder
Jaime Jaquez Jr. Miami Heat
Dereck Lively II Dallas Mavericks
Brandon Miller Charlotte Hornets
Brandin Podziemski Golden State Warriors
Cason Wallace Oklahoma City Thunder
Victor Wembanyama San Antonio Spurs

Wembanyama has taken the NBA by storm, averaging 20.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and a league-leading 3.1 blocks. Meanwhile, Holmgren has been equally impressive after missing the entire 2022-23 campaign due to injury. The Gonzaga product is averaging 16.7 points on 53.3% shooting - including a 37.4% clip from deep. His 120 swats trail only Brook Lopez and Wembanyama.

Henderson, who went third overall last summer to the Blazers, is making his third Rising Stars appearance after two previous showings with the Ignite. Jaquez ranks in the top 10 among first-year players in points, assists, and steals.


Player Team
Paolo Banchero Orlando Magic
Dyson Daniels New Orleans Pelicans
Jalen Duren Detroit Pistons
Jaden Ivey Detroit Pistons
Walker Kessler Utah Jazz
Bennedict Mathurin Indiana Pacers
Keegan Murray Sacramento Kings
Shaedon Sharpe Portland Trail Blazers
Jabari Smith Jr. Houston Rockets
Jalen Williams Oklahoma City Thunder

Banchero is the reigning Rookie of the Year. The Magic forward has built on his impressive debut campaign, averaging 23 points, seven rebounds, and five assists across 47 appearances this season.

Williams has been a key part of the Thunder's rise this season. He's made 45% of his threes, which ranks fifth in the Association. Murray's had a similar role on an up-and-coming Kings squad. The highlight of his sophomore year was a career-high 47-point outburst versus the Utah Jazz, which included a 12-of-15 shooting performance from downtown.

NBA G League

Player Team
Izan Almansa G League Ignite
Matas Buzelis G League Ignite
Ron Holland G League Ignite
Mac McClung Osceola Magic
Tyler Smith G League Ignite
Oscar Tshiebwe Indiana Mad Ants
Alondes Williams Sioux Falls Skyforce

The quartet of Ignite players are projected to be first-round picks in this year's NBA draft.

McClung played sparingly in the Association after going undrafted in 2021 but rose to fame after capturing last year's Slam Dunk contest title.

Former Pacers stars Jalen Rose and Detlef Schrempf and Hall of Famers Pau Gasol and Tamika Catchings will serve as honorary head coaches for the event.

The first two games will be played to a final target score of 40. The winners from each semifinal will square off in the final, where the target score is set at 25.

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