Jordan Rising Stars 2023 Draft Set for 3 p.m. ET on the NBA App

The most exciting freshmen and sophomores in the NBA, as well as some top stars from the NBA G League, will participate in the Jordan Rising Stars 2023 on February 19 at Vivint Arena as part of NBA All-Star 2023.

But before that can happen, the teams must be set up via a draft, which will take place at 3 p.m. ET on the NBA app with host Jared Greenberg. Here is everything you need to know:

Jordan Rising Stars Preliminary Rules

• The first-round draft order was determined by total All-Star Game appearances (with a tiebreaker for most NBA championships won).

• Rounds 2-7 will be selected in reverse order.

• Each coach will select his team using the overall player pool without regard to position, conference affiliation or years in the NBA.

• The exchange of players or selections is not allowed.

the group of players


  • Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
  • Jalen Duren, Detroit Pistons
  • AJ Griffin, Atlanta Falcons
  • Jaden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
  • Walker Kessler, Utah Jazz
  • Benedict 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


  • Jose Alvarado, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Scottie Barnes, Toronto Raptors
  • Josh Giddey, Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Jalen Green, Houston Rockets
  • Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks
  • Hyland Bones, Denver Nuggets
  • Evan Mobley, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Trey Murphy III, New Orleans Pelicans
  • Alperen Sengun, Houston Rockets
  • Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic

Honorary coaches and teams

• Jordan Rising Stars teams comprised of rookies and sophomores will be led by NBA legends serving as honorary head coaches: Pau Gasol, six-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion; Joakim Noah, two-time NBA All-Star and 2013-14 Kia ​​NBA Defensive Player of the Year; and Deron Williams, a three-time NBA All-Star and two-time member of the All-NBA Second Team.

• Assistant coaches from the NBA All-Star Game coaching staff will join the legends to coach the teams during Jordan Rising Stars games.

• The NBA G League player team will be led by 2008-09 Kia NBA Sixth Man of the Year and 2011 NBA Champion Jason Terry, current Utah Jazz assistant coach and former NBA G Grand Rapids Gold coach. League. G League players include:

  • Sidy Cissoko, G-League Ignite
  • Scoot Henderson, G-League Ignite
  • King Mojave, G League Ignite
  • Kenneth Lofton Jr. Memphis Hustle
  • Mac McClung, Delaware Blue Coats
  • Leonard Miller, G-League Ignite
  • Scotty Pippen Jr., South Bay Lakers

• Each Rising Stars team will be designated as “Team [Honorary Coach First Name or Last Name]”

The Jordan Rising Stars format

All three games in the Jordan Rising Stars will be played on Friday, February 17 from Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City starting at 9 pm ET.

All three games will be played with a final target score, which means that the game will end with a basket made or a free throw instead of time expiring.

The two semifinal games, Game 1 and Game 2, will be played with a final target score of 40.

The final game, with the winners, will be played with a final target score of 25 to determine the tournament champion.

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

» Everything you need to know about the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars