Rising Stars Pre-Gamin': Broadcast Info, Rosters and Coaches, New Format, Thread

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Rising Stars Pre-Gamin’: Broadcast Info, Rosters and Coaches, New Format, Thread

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The Rising Stars event might be turning into one of the best of All-Star Weekend. Not only does it feel like there is more high-end young talent than ever before in the NBA, but the recently revamped style has made for a really intriguing competition.

Even better, Ayo Dosunmu was added to the roster as a last-second injury replacement! This will be Dosunmu’s second-straight year playing in the game, and he’s ended up on quite the fitting team (Deron Williams is a fellow Illini legend).

Cook those rooks, Ayo!

Broadcast Info

What: Rising Stars Game
When: 8:00 p.m. CT
Where: TNT
Why: Because why not!

Rosters and Coaches

Team Deron (Williams)

Ayo Dosunmu
Franz Wanger
Walker Kessler
Jalen Green (injured)
Alpere Sengun
Trey Murphy III
AJ Griffin
Bones Hyland

Team Pau (Gasol)

Paolo Banchero
Jaden Ivey
Scottie Barnes
Benedict Mathurin
Keegan Murray
Jose Alvarado
Andrew Nembhard

Team Joakim (Noah)

Evan Mobley
Jabari Smith Jr.
Josh Giddey
Jalen Williams
Jeremy Sochan
Quentin Grimes
Jalen Duren (injured)
Tari Eason

Team Jason (Terry)

Scoot Henderson
Mac McClung
Scottie Pippen Jr.
Kenneth Lofton Jr.
Mojave King
Sidy Cissoko
Leonard Miller

New Format

In case you might be unfamiliar, here is how the new format works.

The four coaches have already been tasked with drafting their teams. This was live-streamed on the NBA app earlier this month. Now, the four squads will compete in a mini-tournament, with Team A playing Team B and Team C playing Team D. Each of those two games will be played to a target score of 40.

The winner of each of those contests will then move on to Game 3, which is considered the championship game. This matchup will be the first to 25 points.

I can’t wait for Ayo to score all 25 points in the championship!

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.