NBA announces players for 2024 Panini Rising Stars

NEW YORK – The NBA announced today the 28 players who have earned spots to compete in the 2024 Panini Rising Stars, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 16 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis as part of NBA All-Star 2024.  The annual showcase of premier young talent, featuring a mini-tournament with four teams and three games, will air live at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

The player pool consists of 11 NBA rookies, 10 second-year NBA players and seven NBA G League players.  The 21 NBA players, selected by NBA assistant coaches, will be drafted onto three seven-player teams.  The seven NBA G League players, selected by the league office, will comprise the fourth team.

Six-time NBA All-Star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Pau Gasol will return as one of the four honorary head coaches after leading his team to the Rising Stars championship last year.  Joining Gasol as honorary head coaches are Indiana Fever legend and 10-time WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings and former Indiana Pacers standouts Jalen Rose and Detlef Schrempf.

Catchings, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, led the Fever to the 2012 WNBA championship.  Rose helped the Pacers reach the 2000 NBA Finals and was the Kia NBA Most Improved Player that season.  Schrempf, a three-time NBA All-Star, won back-to-back Kia NBA Sixth Man Awards with the Pacers in the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons.

Gasol (Team Pau), Catchings (Team Tamika) and Rose (Team Jalen) will select their teams through the Rising Stars Draft, which will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. ET and stream live on the NBA App.  Schrempf (Team Detlef) will coach the team of NBA G League players.

All three games in Panini Rising Stars will be played to a Final Target Score, meaning each game will end with a made basket or a made free throw instead of with the clock running out.  The semifinal games will be played to a Final Target Score of 40.  The championship game will be played to a Final Target Score of 25.

Team A will face Team B in the first semifinal (Game 1), and Team C will play Team D in the second semifinal (Game 2).  The winner of Game 1 will meet the winner of Game 2 in the championship (Game 3).  The semifinal matchups will be announced at a later date.

In selecting the NBA players for Panini Rising Stars, each NBA team submitted one ballot per coaching staff.  Each coaching staff selected four frontcourt players, four guards and two additional players at either position, in order of preference, for the rookie ballot and the sophomore ballot.  Coaches were not permitted to vote for any player on their team.

The NBA participants for Panini Rising Stars were determined by the total points each player received from the ballots.  Points were awarded based on where a player was ranked on each ballot.  The player pool includes one more rookie than sophomore based on total points received.

Assistant coaches from the NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs will join the honorary head coaches in coaching the Panini Rising Stars teams.  The NBA All-Star Game coaching staffs for both the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference have yet to be determined.

Tickets for Panini Rising Stars are available at and through the NBA Events App, which can be downloaded in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

Below is the player pool for the 2024 Panini Rising Stars.