Player pool revealed for annual showcase

The NBA on Tuesday unveiled the list of 28 players set to participate in the annual Rising Stars game on Feb. 17 as part of All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The showcase game will feature four seven-player teams competing in a mini-tournament consisting of three games for the second straight year. Each game will be played to a final target score, meaning a game will end with a made basket or a made free throw instead of a running clock.

The pool of 28 players for the game consists of 11 first-year players, 10 second-year players and seven players from the G League. The rookies and sophomores were selected by assistant coaches and the G League players were chosen by the league office.

The 21 NBA players were selected by assistant coaches across the league. Each team submitted a rookie ballot and sophomore ballot featuring four frontcourt players, four guards and two additional players of any position, in order of preference.

The three NBA teams will be coached by Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah and Deron Williams. Jazz assistant coach Jason Terry, who previously coached the Grand Rapids Gold, will lead the G League team. Assistants from the All-Star Game staffs will also coach in the event.

TNT will televise the competition beginning at 9 pm EST.

Rookie: Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic

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Rookie: Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons

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Rookie: AJ Griffin, Atlanta Hawks

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Rookie: Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons

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Rookie: Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz

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Rookie: Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings

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Rookie: Andrew Nembhard, Indiana Pacers

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Rookie: Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets

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Rookie: Jeremy Sochan, San Antonio Spurs

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Rookie: Jalen Williams, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Sophomore: Jose Alvarado, New Orleans Pelicans

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Sophomore: Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors

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Sophomore: Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Sophomore: Jalen Green, Houston Rockets

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Sophomore: Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks

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Sophomore: Bones Hyland, Denver Nuggets

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Sophomore: Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers

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Sophomore: Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans

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Sophomore: Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets

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Sophomore: Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

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G League: Sidy Cissoko, Ignite

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G League: Mojave King, Ignite

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G League: Scoot Henderson, Ignite

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G League: Kenneth Lofton Jr., Memphis Hustle

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G League: Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats

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G League: Leonard Miller, Ignite

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G League: Scotty Pippen Jr., Lakers

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire

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