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G League Ignite Players and Alumni Shine in All-Star Friday Night

By Jaiden Campana | February 18, 2022

A familiar face for the G League caught fire early and stayed hot in the Clorox Rising Stars game during NBA All-Star 2022 in Cleveland, OH. G League Ignite alum and Houston Rockets star Jalen Green dropped a game-high 20 points (4-9 3PM) for Team Worthy, which fell to Team Isiah, 50-49. Green showed off his athleticism with a pair of monster dunks, appropriately a day before he joins G League alum Juan Toscano-Anderson (Warriors) – along with Obi Toppin (Knicks) and Cole Anthony (Magic) – in the AT&T Slam Dunk contest Saturday.

Marjon Beauchamp (Team Worthy) and Jaden Hardy (Team Isiah) got their first taste of NBA All-Star weekend, scoring four and two points, respectively. Green’s presence helped make even more history for Ignite, as it was the first time a former and current member of the team took the court at the same time.

Now flip that coin over, because in the second game, Scoot Henderson (Team Payton) and Dyson Daniels (Team Barry) made a bit of their own history. Opponents for the night, the duo got to face-off against each other during a possession for the first time outside of practice. Daniels scored four points while Henderson had two, as Team Barry won 50-48.

In-between the action, Hardy joined Michael Foster Jr. to participate in the Clorox Clutch Challenge, finishing third amongst some of the NBA’s top young talent including Tyrese Haliburton, Scottie Barnes, Josh Giddey, and Evan Mobley. Speaking of Giddey, he and Daniels became the first NBA Academy graduates to participate in NBA All-Star weekend.

Daniels and Team Barry went on to win the Clorox Rising Stars championship, 25-21, over Hardy and Team Isiah. Daniels finished third in scoring for the game with four points. Ignite alum Jonathan Kuminga went for two points for Team Payton.