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Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress named to D-League All-Star Game


Congratulations to Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress, who were named NBA D-League All-Stars this afternoon. The two will play in the D-League All-Star Game in New Orleans February 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBATV. Dakari, who is in his second season with the Oklahoma City Blue, was also named D-League Player of the Week. He’s currently averaging 18.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks. Meanwhile, Poythress, who is with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, is averaging 18.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.6 blocks.

John Calipari tweeted his congratulations minutes ago:

If you’re keeping score at home, Kentucky will now have nine players involved in NBA All-Star Weekend, which takes February 17-19 in Nawlins:

  • Rising Stars Challenge (Friday, 9 p.m.): Karl Towns, Devin Booker, Jamal Murray, Trey Lyles
  • D-League All-Star Game (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.): Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress
  • Skills Challenge (Saturday, 8 p.m.): Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Devin Booker
  • All-Star Game (Sunday, 8 p.m.): Anthony Davis (starter), DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall

Let’s celebrate with some of Dakari and Alex’s recent highlights:

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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2 Comments for Dakari Johnson and Alex Poythress named to D-League All-Star Game

  1. Rixter
    6:36 pm February 6, 2017 Permalink

    How do these D League coaches get so much more out guys than coach Cal? why couldn’t he get 18 ppg out of AP?