The 2022 Clorox Rising Stars will feature an updated, mini-tournament format this year at All-Star weekend in Cleveland.
Instead of Team World vs. Team USA (and previously Rookies vs. Sophomores), this year’s Rising Stars will feature three games between four teams of rookies, sophomores, and — for the first time — players from NBA G League Ignite.
The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 18 (9 p.m. ET, TNT).
How It Works
• The 28 players selected to compete — comprising 12 rookies, 12 sophomores and four members of the NBA G League Ignite developmental squad; see roster below — will be drafted onto four teams coached by 75th Anniversary Team members Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worthy.
• The Rising Stars Draft will consist of seven rounds, with the 24 NBA players selected in the first six rounds and the NBA G League Ignite players going in the seventh. The order of selection in the first round will be determined by random drawing, with the pick order reversing in each subsequent round.
• Each game will be played to a Final Target Score, ending with a made basket or free throw instead of with the clock running out. It will be a “Race to 75” to celebrate the league’s 75th anniversary season — Games 1 and 2 will be played until a team reaches 50 points; Game 3 will be played until a team reaches 25 points.
Clorox Rising Stars Rosters
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 (Injured, will not play)
Scoot Henderson, G League Ignite
Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets (Injury replacement for Mitchell)
Jonathan Kuminga, Golden State Warriors (Injury replacement for Duarte)
Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota Timberwolves
Davion Mitchell, Sacramento Kings (Injured, will not play)
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
- Game 1: Team A vs. Team B
- Game 2: Team C vs. Team D
- Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
The 2022 Clorox Rising Stars team rosters ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/d8d4jjpQ9s
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) February 4, 2022
Clorox Clutch Challenge
• In addition, a timed shooting competition called the Clorox Clutch Challenge will take place between Games 2 and 3 of Clorox Rising Stars. A total of eight NBA and NBA G League Ignite players will be divided into four teams of two and compete to make shots from five locations on the court tied to iconic shots made in the NBA Playoffs.
• Each team will compete with one shared ball and its players must alternate shots so no player shoots two times consecutively. Team 1 is given 1 minute and 30 seconds (1:30 counting down) to make a shot from each of the five locations in any order. Team 1’s time is then the marker for Team 2. If Team 1’s time is 1:15, then Team 2 will have a 1:15 countdown clock to complete the competition. Each team that establishes a new standard sets the clock for the next team competing, and the fastest finisher will win the Clorox Clutch Challenge.
Teams will break down as follows:
— Desmond Bane/Tyrese Haliburton
— Scottie Barnes/Davion Mitchell**
— Josh Giddey/Evan Mobley
— Michael Foster Jr./Fanbo Zeng (G League Ignite)
** Davion Mitchell is replacing the injured Chris Duarte in the Clorox Clutch Challenge
Explainer thread ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/n2QhUrzfRp
— NBA (@NBA) February 5, 2022