The game will feature four seven-player teams competing in a three-game mini-tournament.
The NBA released a statement to announce the participants for the Clorox Rising Stars Game.
''The pool of 28 players will consist of 12 first-year NBA players, 12 second-year NBA players and four elite young players from NBA G League Ignite, a first-of-its-kind team dedicated to developing top prospects in preparation for the NBA Draft.''
Each team will select seven players, including one NBA G League Ignite player.
Sources: The NBA has a new format for Rising Stars at All-Star Weekend, featuring four seven-player teams competing in a three-game tournament and each game having final target score.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 25, 2022
28 players: 12 rookies, 12 sophomores – and for the first time, four G League Ignite players.
The G-League Ignite squad was created to play exhibition games outside the G League's traditional scheduling. The goal of this is to develop elite prospects for one year.
Ignite played a total of 14 games in the G-League Showcase Cup, finishing with a record of seven wins and seven losses.
This season, 19 year-old Jaden Hardy and 18 year-old Michael Foster have led the team in scoring averaging 18 points per game. 6'9 power forward Foster also had a team high of 9.6 rebounds per contest.
Last season, Ignite had multiple players on their roster who went on to have stellar performances with NBA teams in the 2021 / 22 campaign.
2021 No. 2 overall pick Houston Rockets Jalen Green and Golden State Warriors Jonathan Kuminga have both showed how possible it is to effectively transition from Ignite to the NBA in just one year.