Jordan Rising Stars 2023: Paolo Banchero, Scoot Henderson and Josh Giddey Headline All-Star Weekend Showcase


The various elements of the NBA All-Star Weekend continue to come together. The captains and starters for each conference have been announced, with reserves to follow on Thursday.

On Tuesday, the participants of the Jordan Rising Stars tournament 2023 were announced. The roster, selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches, includes 11 NBA rookies, 10 sophomores and seven G-League players.

  • Beginner: Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), Jalen Duren (Detroit Pistons), AJ Griffin (Atlanta Hawks), Jaden Ivey (Detroit Pistons), Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz), Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers), Keegan Murray (Sacramento Kings), Andrew Nembhard (Indiana Pacers), Jabari Smith Jr (Houston Rockets), Jeremy Sochan (San Antonio Spurs), Jalen Williams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Tari Eason (Houston Rockets)
  • Second year students: Jose Alvarado (New Orleans Pelicans), Scottie Barnes (Toronto Raptors), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Bones Hyland (Denver Nuggets), Evan Mobley (Cleveland Cavaliers ). ), Trey Murphy III (New Orleans Pelicans), Alperen Sengun (Houston Rockets), Franz Wagner (Orlando Magic), Ayo Dosumno (Chicago Bulls)
  • G-League: Sidy Cissoko (G League Ignite), Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite), Mojave King (G League Ignite), Kenneth Lofton Jr (Memphis Hustle), Mac McClung (Deleware Blue Coats), Leonard Miller (G League Ignite), Scotty Pippen Jr (South Bay Lakers)


Former NBA All-Stars Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Deron Williams will serve as coaches for the three NBA rising star teams, while Jason Terry, former sixth man of the year, will lead the G-League team.


The 21 NBA players (rookies and sophomores) are drafted by the above coaches into three seven-player teams, with the seven G-League players serving as the fourth team.

These four teams will go head-to-head in a three-game tournament on Friday, February 17 to kick off the All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City. The format, via, will be as follows:

All three games are played to a final goal score, meaning the game ends with a shot or free throw instead of time running out.

The two semi-final games – Game 1 and Game 2 – will be played with a final target score of 40.

The final game with winners will be played to a final target value of 25 to determine the tournament winner.

  • Game 1: Team A versus Team B
  • Game 2: Team C vs Team D
  • Game 3: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner

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