Hall of Famers draft NBA Rising Stars teams; Sengun, Wagner to Team Barry

2022-02-05 01:38
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Minnesota Timberwolves second-year shooting guard Anthony Edwards was the first selection in Friday's four-team draft for the Clorox Rising Stars, set for Feb. 18 as part of NBA All-Star Weekend.

Isiah Thomas used the No. 1 pick on Edwards to kick off a snake draft that also included fellow Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Gary Payton, and James Worthy, who are serving as honorary coaches.

Barry selected Cleveland Cavaliers rookie center Evan Mobley second overall. Payton chose second-year Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball third, and Worthy took second-year Orlando Magic guard Cole Anthony fourth.

Franz Wagner

Franz  Wagner
Franz  Wagner
MIN: 32.29
PTS: 15.85 (53.91%)
REB: 4.57
As: 2.92
ST: 0.94
BL: 0.47
TO: 1.66
GM: 53

The Rising Stars event will feature four teams in a miniature tournament: Team Isiah will play Team Worthy in one semifinal, Team Barry and Team Payton will face off in the other and the winners will play one another in the final. The semifinal games will be first to 50 points, and the final will be first to 25.

The player pool was made up of 24 players in their first or second year in the NBA, plus four players from the NBA G League Ignite team who made up the seventh and final round of the draft. The full rosters are listed below:

Team Isiah

Anthony Edwards (Minnesota)

Saddiq Bey (Detroit)

Desmond Bane (Memphis)

Isaiah Stewart (Detroit)

Tyrese Haliburton (Sacramento)

Precious Achiuwa (Toronto)

Jaden Hardy (G League Ignite)

Team Barry

Evan Mobley (Cleveland)

Cade Cunningham (Detroit)

Franz Wagner (Orlando)

Jae'Sean Tate (Houston)

Isaac Okoro (Cleveland)

Alperen Sengun (Houston)

Dyson Daniels (G League Ignite)

Team Payton

LaMelo Ball (Charlotte)

Scottie Barnes (Toronto)

Jaden McDaniels (Minnesota)

Ayo Dosunmu (Chicago)

Chris Duarte (Indiana)

Davion Mitchell (Sacramento)

Scoot Henderson (G League Ignite)

Team Worthy

Cole Anthony (Orlando)

Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City)

Jalen Green (Houston)

Herbert Jones (New Orleans)

Jalen Suggs (Orlando)

Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia)

MarJon Beauchamp (G League Ignite)

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