The BBNBA is no joke. Seven former Wildcats will be participating in various contests during next weekend’s NBA All-Star weekend. Here’s the latest:
The Rising Stars Game (Friday, 2/15): De’Aaron Fox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kevin Knox.
The Skills Challenge (Saturday, 2/16): De’Aaron Fox
The 3-point Contest (Saturday, 2/16): Devin Booker
The Slam Dunk Contest (Saturday, 2/16): Hamidou Diallo
The All-Stars Game (Sunday, 2/17): Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns.
It all starts Friday night at 9 p.m. with The Rising Stars Game on TNT. Kevin Knox was just added to the roster for this game, which will feature some of the league’s best first and second-year players.
Saturday night’s action (which, yes, will unfortunately overlap with the Kentucky-Tennessee game) begins at 8 p.m. on TNT. The Skills Challenge will get it started, followed by the 3-Point Contest and then the Slam Dunk Contest. Booker will attempt to defend his title in the 3-point contest after his record-breaking performance last season, where he made 28 successful three-pointers to beat Klay Thompson. This year, he’ll be going against Steph Curry and eight other elite shooters.
Having seven players participate in the weekend’s activities is hugely impressive for Kentucky. Not only will it be a great weekend for the fans, but it can’t hurt things on the recruiting trail.
Let’s do this, Cats.