Rising Stars Challenge

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The Rising Stars Challenge is a basketball exhibition game held by the National Basketball Association (NBA) on the Friday before the annual All-Star Game as part of the All-Star Weekend and is intended to showcase young and rising players in the league (mainly rookies and second-year players). Being sponsored by Panini Group, the event is also known as Panini Rising Stars.[1]

The current format used since 2022 includes rookie and sophomore NBA players and NBA G League players selected by the NBA's assistant coaches and league office. Former NBA players, designated as "honorary coaches", draft players for their respective teams, where they play in a single-elimination tournament to reach a Final Target Score in each game.[2]

History edit

 
Carmelo Anthony receiving an alley-oop during the 2004 Rookie Challenge game.

Rookie Challenge (1994–2011) edit

The Rookie Challenge, established in 1994, was originally competed by two randomly selected teams composed entirely of first-year players. This format was continued until 1996, when it was changed to pit rookie teams of both the Eastern and the Western Conference against each other. In 1999, the game was cancelled as a result of the NBA lockout. Since the 1998 rookie class did not compete that year, the game was revamped and featured a team of standout first-year players ('rookies') against a team of standout second-year players ('sophomores').

Rising Stars Challenge (2012–2021) edit

The format of the game and name was changed to the Rising Stars Challenge in 2012. For 2012 and 2013, the format was changed to having two teams drafted by Basketball Hall of Famers Charles Barkley (Team Chuck) and Shaquille O'Neal (Team Shaq).[3] In 2014, the two teams were drafted by Chris Webber (Team Webber) and Grant Hill (Team Hill). The game format changed in 2015 to Team USA vs Team World, where each team should choose at least three Rookies and three Sophomores, and the squad of each team should have four back courts, four front courts and two swingmen.

Unlike regular NBA games, the game was divided into two twenty-minute halves plus multiple five-minute overtime periods, similar to men's college basketball. The participating players were chosen by voting among the league's assistant coaches. In the game, players wear their respective regular team uniforms, except for 2009, in which players wore fan-designed jerseys. The head coaches of the two teams are the lead assistant coaches of the NBA All-Star Game coach. Starting in 2009, two active NBA players were added to the game coaching staffs.

Tournament-style format (2022–present) edit

The format was then changed again in 2022. 28 players are selected: 12 rookies, 12 sophomores, and 4 NBA G League Ignite players. They will be drafted into four teams of seven, which are led and coached by members of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team via a draft, in commemoration of the NBA's 75th anniversary season. The coaches include: Rick Barry, Gary Payton, Isiah Thomas and James Worthy. The format itself is now a tournament, with a Final Target Score for each round: 50 points for the semifinals, and 25 points for the finals, for a total of 75 points total for the team that wins the tournament, another nod to the NBA's 75th anniversary.[2]

The format was slightly altered in 2023. 28 players are still selected, but the pool now consists of 21 NBA rookies and sophomores, and 7 NBA G League players (not just limited to NBA G League Ignite). The Final Target Score for the semifinal games was lowered from 50 to 40. In 2023, the 21 NBA players were drafted into three teams led by Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, and Deron Williams, while the 7 NBA G League players form a single team led by Jason Terry.[4] In 2024, the coaches were Pau Gasol, Tamika Catchings, Jalen Rose, and Detlef Schrempf, with Schrempf coaching the G League team.[1]

Past games and rosters edit

1994 game edit

The 1994 Rookie Challenge took place on February 12 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Penny Hardaway was the MVP of the game.

1995 game edit

The 1995 Rookie Challenge took place on February 11 at the America West Arena in Phoenix.

1996 game edit

The 1996 Rookie Challenge took place on February 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

1997 game edit

The 1997 Rookie Challenge took place on February 8 at the Gund Arena in Cleveland.

* Did not play due to injury

1998 game edit

The 1998 Rookie Challenge took place on February 8 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.

2000 game edit

The 2000 Rookie Challenge took place on February 11 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland.

* Did not play due to injury

2001 game edit

The 2001 Rookie Challenge took place on February 10 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

2002 game edit

The 2002 Rookie Challenge took place on February 9 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia.

2003 game edit

The 2003 Rookie Challenge took place on February 8 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.

February 8
Sophomores 132, Rookies 112

2004 game edit

The 2004 Rookie Challenge took place on February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Said to be the most exciting Rookie Challenge in history due to all the highlight-reel dunks. Much of the hype centered on rookie phenoms LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, who had 33 and 17 points respectively. Amar'e Stoudemire set a then-Rookie Challenge record with 36 points.

2005 game edit

The 2005 Rookie Challenge took place on February 18 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

* Did not play due to injury

2006 game edit

The 2006 Rookie Challenge took place on February 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

* Did not play due to injury

February 17
Sophomores 105, Rookies 96

2007 game edit

The 2007 Rookie Challenge took place on February 16 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, Nevada.

February 17
Sophomores 155, Rookies 114

2008 game edit

February 15
Rookies 109, Sophomores 136
Scoring by half: 52-66, 57-70

2009 game edit

^INJ Greg Oden was unable to participate due to injury.[5]


February 13
9:00 p.m.
Rookies 116, Sophomores 122
Scoring by half: 61–58, 55–64
Pts: Michael Beasley 29
Rebs: Marc Gasol 8
Asts: Derrick Rose 7
Pts: Kevin Durant 46
Rebs: Durant, Chandler 7 each
Asts: Rodney Stuckey 9
US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 16,362
Referees:
  • #56 Mark Ayotte
  • #64 Eli Roe
  • #42 Eric Lewis

2010 game edit

^DNP Derrick Rose was excused from the Rookie Challenge in consideration of being named to the All-Star Game and his participation in the Skills Challenge.[6]
^REP Anthony Morrow was named as a replacement for Derrick Rose.[6]

February 12
9:00 p.m. ET
Rookies 140, Sophomores 128
Scoring by half: 67–55, 73–73
Pts: Tyreke Evans 26
Rebs: DeJuan Blair 23
Asts: Brandon Jennings 8
Pts: Russell Westbrook 40
Rebs: Beasley, Lopez 7 each
Asts: O. J. Mayo 10
American Airlines Center, Dallas
Attendance: 19,200
Referees:
  • #67 John Goble
  • #65 Sean Wright
  • #60 David Guthrie

2011 game edit

^INJ Tyreke Evans was unable to participate due to injury.[7]
^REP James Harden was named Tyreke Evans' replacement.[7]

February 18
9:00 p.m. ET
Rookies 148, Sophomores 140
Scoring by half: 71–69, 77–71
Pts: DeMarcus Cousins 33
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins 14
Asts: John Wall 22
Pts: James Harden 30
Rebs: DeJuan Blair 15
Asts: Stephen Curry 8
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 17,163
Referees:

2012 game edit

Shortly before the draft for the rosters, Norris Cole and Jeremy Lin were added to the original player pool.[8] A few days before the game, Tiago Splitter was injured and was replaced by Derrick Favors.[8][9] Lin played only nine minutes in the game, at his request, due to exhaustion from his rise to stardom that month.[10]

^INJ Tiago Splitter was unable to participate due to injury.[11]
^DNP Kawhi Leonard did not play due to a strained right calf.[12]
^REP Derrick Favors was named Tiago Splitter's replacement.[11]

February 24
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Shaq 133, Team Chuck 146
Scoring by half: 65–77, 68–69
Pts: Tristan Thompson 20
Rebs: Greg Monroe 10
Asts: Kemba Walker 10
Pts: Kyrie Irving 34
Rebs: DeMarcus Cousins, Evan Turner 11
Asts: Kyrie Irving 9
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 17,125
Referees:
  • #75 Eric Dalen
  • #68 Marat Kogut
  • #35 Kane Fitzgerald

2013 game edit

^INJ Andre Drummond was unable to participate due to injury.
^REP Andrew Nicholson was named Andre Drummond's replacement.

February 15
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Shaq 135, Team Chuck 163
Scoring by half: 66–90, 69–73
Pts: Kyrie Irving 32
Rebs: Kyrie Irving 6
Asts: Kemba Walker 8
Pts: Kenneth Faried 40
Rebs: Faried, Thompson 10
Asts: Rubio, Thomas 10
Toyota Center, Houston
Attendance: 16,101
Referees:

2014 game edit

^INJ Pero Antić was unable to participate due to injury.
^REP Miles Plumlee was named Pero Antić's replacement.

February 14
9:00 p.m. ET
Team Webber 136, Team Hill 142
Scoring by half: 66–67, 70–75
Pts: Tim Hardaway Jr. 36
Rebs: Anthony Davis 8
Asts: Michael Carter-Williams 9
Pts: Dion Waiters 31
Rebs: Andre Drummond 25
Asts: Dion Waiters 7
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans
Attendance: 14,727
Referees:
  • #70 Brent Barnaky
  • #54 Nick Buchert
  • #34 Kevin Cutler

2015 game edit

^INJ1 Adams was unable to participate due to injury.[14]
^REP1 Nurkić was named as Adams' replacement.[14]
^INJ2 Carter-Williams was unable to participate due to injuries.
^REP2 Covington was named as Carter-Williams' replacement.
^INJ3 Olynyk was unable to participate due to injury.[14]
^REP3 Dellavedova was named as Olynyk's replacement.[14]
^OUT Nurkić decided to not participate for personal reasons.
^REP4 Papanikolaou was named as Nurkić's replacement.

February 13
9:00 p.m. ET
Team World 121, Team USA 112
Scoring by half: 69–67, 52–45
Pts: Andrew Wiggins 22
Rebs: Rudy Gobert 12
Asts: Dennis Schröder 9
Pts: Oladipo, LaVine 22
Rebs: Mason Plumlee 9
Asts: Oladipo, Burke 4
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Attendance: 15,451
Referees:
  • #73 Tre Maddox
  • #77 Karl Lane
  • #79 Kevin Scott

The World team won against the U.S. 121–112 at the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Canada's Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, and Rudy Gobert added 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Brooklyn's Bojan Bogdanovic of Croatia, and Chicago's Nikola Mirotić of Montenegro added 16 points each for the World team. Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic and Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves led the U.S. team with 22 points each. Andrew Wiggins, the 2014 NBA draft 1st overall pick, won the game's MVP award.[15]

2016 game edit

To celebrate the first time the NBA holds the All-Star game outside of the US, the game makes the World Team the home team instead of Team USA.

^INJ1 Nerlens Noel was unable to participate due to injury.[17]
^REP1 Devin Booker was named as Noel's replacement.[17]
^INJ2 Nikola Mirotić was unable to participate due to injury.[18]
^REP2 Trey Lyles was named as Mirotić's replacement.[18]

February 12
9:00 pm ET
Team USA 157, Team World 154
Scoring by half: 88–79, 69–75
Pts: Zach LaVine 30
Rebs: LaVine, Towns 7
Asts: D'Angelo Russell 7
Pts: Porziņģis, Mudiay 30
Rebs: Dwight Powell 11
Asts: Emmanuel Mudiay 10
Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Attendance: 18,298
Referees:
  • #72 J. T. Orr
  • #52 Scott Twardoski
  • #46 Ben Taylor

Team USA won 157–154 in the highest scoring game in Rising Stars Challenge history.[19] Zach LaVine was named MVP, leading all of the USA team with 30 points while also recording 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell, and Devin Booker all scored over 20 points, with Russell also recording 7 assists. Kristaps Porziņģis and Emmanuel Mudiay led the way for Team World with 30 points each, with Andrew Wiggins also scoring 29 points.

2017 game edit

^INJ1 Embiid was unable to participate due to a knee injury.[21]
^REP1 Abrines was named as Embiid's replacement.[21]
^INJ2 Mudiay was unable to participate due to a back injury.[22]
^REP2 Hernangómez was named as Mudiay's replacement.[22]

February 17
9:00 pm ET
Team World 150, Team USA 141
Scoring by half: 77–66, 73–75
Pts: Jamal Murray (36)
Rebs: Nikola Jokić (11)
Asts: Jamal Murray (11)
Pts: Frank Kaminsky (33)
Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns (11)
Asts: Devin Booker (6)

2018 game edit

^INJ1 Malcolm Brogdon was unable to participate due to a leg injury.[24]
^REP1 Taurean Prince was selected as Malcolm Brogdon's replacement.[25]
^INJ2 Lonzo Ball was unable to participate due to a knee injury.[26]
^REP2 De'Aaron Fox was selected as Lonzo Ball's replacement.[27]

February 16
9:00 pm ET
Team World 155, Team USA 124
Scoring by half: 78–59, 77–65
Pts: Buddy Hield 29
Rebs: Domantas Sabonis 11
Asts: Ben Simmons 13
Pts: Jaylen Brown 35
Rebs: Jaylen Brown 10
Asts: Donovan Mitchell 7
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Attendance: 19,060
Referees:

2019 game edit

^INJ Lonzo Ball was unable to participate due to a left ankle injury.[29]
^REP Kevin Knox was selected as Lonzo Ball's replacement.[30]

February 15
9:00 pm ET
Team World 144, Team USA 161
Scoring by half: 71–83, 73–78
Pts: Ben Simmons 28
Rebs: Deandre Ayton 8
Asts: Luka Doncic 9
Pts: Kyle Kuzma 35
Rebs: Jayson Tatum 9
Asts: De'Aaron Fox 16
Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Referees:
  • #27 Mitchell Ervin
  • #50 Gediminas Petraitis
  • #51 Aaron Smith

2020 game edit

^INJ1 Wendell Carter Jr. was unable to participate due to a right ankle injury.[31]
^REP1 Zion Williamson was selected as Wendell Carter Jr.'s replacement.[31]
^INJ2 Tyler Herro was unable to participate due to a sore right ankle.[32]
^REP2 Collin Sexton was selected as Tyler Herro's replacement.[32]
^INJ3 Deandre Ayton was unable to participate due to a sore left ankle.[33]
^REP3 Nicolò Melli was selected as Deandre Ayton's replacement.[33]

February 14
9:00 pm ET
Team World 131, Team USA 151
Scoring by half: 81–71, 50–80
Pts: RJ Barrett 27
Rebs: Brandon Clarke 8
Asts: three player 5
Pts: Eric Paschall 23
Rebs: Jaren Jackson Jr. 7
Asts: Trae Young 7
United Center, Chicago
Referees:
  • #54 Ray Acosta
  • #64 Justin Van Duyne
  • #62 JB DeRosa

2021 roster edit

Due to the downsizing of the All-Star Game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA All-Star Weekend was not held, and the Rising Stars Challenge was not played. The NBA still named the Rising Stars rosters of first- and second-year players.[34]

2022 roster edit

^INJ1 Chris Duarte was unable to participate due to a toe injury.[37]
^REP1 Jonathan Kuminga was selected as Chris Duarte's replacement.[37]
^INJ2 Davion Mitchell was unable to participate due to a hand injury.[38]
^REP2 Bones Hyland was selected as Davion Mitchell's replacement.[38]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Team Isiah50
 
 
 
Team Worthy49
 
Team Isiah20
 
 
 
Team Barry25
 
Team Barry50
 
 
Team Payton48
 

2023 roster edit

Source:[39]

Coaches edit

Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Deron Williams and Jason Terry

Rookies edit

Sophomores edit

NBA G League edit

^INJ1 Jalen Duren was unable to participate due to injury.[40]
^REP1 Tari Eason was selected as Jalen Duren's replacement.[40]
^INJ2 Jalen Green was unable to participate due to injury.[40]
^REP2 Ayo Dosunmu was selected as Jalen Green's replacement.[40]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Team Pau40
 
 
 
Team Deron25
 
Team Pau25
 
 
 
Team Joakim20
 
Team Joakim40
 
 
Team Jason32
 

2024 roster edit

Source:[41]

Coaches edit

Pau Gasol, Tamika Catchings, Jalen Rose and Detlef Schrempf

Rookies edit

Sophomores edit

NBA G League edit

^INJ1 Shaedon Sharpe was unable to participate due to injury.[42]
^REP1 Jeremy Sochan was selected as Shaedon Sharpe's replacement.[42]
^INJ2 Dyson Daniels was unable to participate due to injury.[43]
^REP2 Vince Williams Jr. was selected as Dyson Daniels's replacement.[43]
^INJ3 Ron Holland was unable to participate due to injury.[44]
^REP3 Emoni Bates was selected as Ron Holland's replacement.[44]

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Team Jalen40
 
 
 
Team Tamika35
 
Team Jalen25
 
 
 
Team Detlef13
 
Team Detlef41
 
 
Team Pau36
 

Game records edit

Points

Rebounds

Assists

Steals

Blocks

3 Pointers

Shooting Percentage

MVPs edit

Key
Denotes player who is still active in the NBA
Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
(L) Player to win the award while on the losing team
Year MVP winner Team played
1994   Penny Hardaway (L) Orlando Magic
1995   Eddie Jones (L) Los Angeles Lakers
1996   Damon Stoudamire Toronto Raptors
1997   Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers
1998   Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Cleveland Cavaliers
2000   Elton Brand Chicago Bulls
2001   Wally Szczerbiak Minnesota Timberwolves
2002   Jason Richardson Golden State Warriors
2003   Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors (2)
2004   Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns
2005   Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets
2006   Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers (2)
2007   David Lee New York Knicks
2008   Daniel Gibson Cleveland Cavaliers (2)
2009   Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder
2010   Tyreke Evans Sacramento Kings
  DeJuan Blair San Antonio Spurs
2011   John Wall Washington Wizards
2012   Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers (3)
2013   Kenneth Faried Denver Nuggets (2)
2014   Andre Drummond Detroit Pistons
2015   Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves (2)
2016   Zach LaVine Minnesota Timberwolves (3)
2017   Jamal Murray Denver Nuggets (3)
2018   Bogdan Bogdanović Sacramento Kings (2)
2019   Kyle Kuzma Los Angeles Lakers (2)
2020   Miles Bridges Charlotte Hornets
2021 Game was not held due to COVID-19 pandemic
2022   Cade Cunningham Detroit Pistons (2)
2023   Jose Alvarado New Orleans Pelicans
2024   Bennedict Mathurin Indiana Pacers

Participant players by team edit

Number Team
23 Cleveland Cavaliers
20 Los Angeles Clippers
18 Vancouver Grizzlies / Memphis Grizzlies
18 Golden State Warriors
17 Chicago Bulls
17 Seattle SuperSonics / Oklahoma City Thunder
16 Philadelphia 76ers
15 Houston Rockets
15 Minnesota Timberwolves
15 New Jersey Nets / Brooklyn Nets
15 Utah Jazz
14 Boston Celtics
14 Denver Nuggets
14 Detroit Pistons
13 Toronto Raptors
13 Sacramento Kings
13 Portland Trail Blazers
12 Charlotte Bobcats / Charlotte Hornets
12 Phoenix Suns
12 San Antonio Spurs
12 Washington Bullets / Washington Wizards
11 Miami Heat
11 New York Knicks
11 Orlando Magic
10 Los Angeles Lakers
10 Milwaukee Bucks
10 Dallas Mavericks
10 Indiana Pacers
7 New Orleans Hornets / New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets / New Orleans Pelicans
6 Atlanta Hawks

See also edit

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