The NBA Rising-Star game is almost upon us, and three former Wildcats will be on the game roster. De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will all suit up for the NBA’s up-and-comer competition. The Rising-Star game features players in their first and second years in the league. All the action is going down at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you can watch it all from the comfort of your home on TNT. The game is set to tip at 9 p.m.
In addition to the former Cats, players including Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Trae Young will all participate. Knox got the call when Lonzo Ball pulled out of the game due to an ankle injury (or, he still doesn’t want to play next to Fox. Whatever you choose to believe).
Friday night’s game is just the beginning of a basketball-filled weekend. Of course, Kentucky vs. Tennessee takes place Saturday night, but so will the NBA Skills Challenge, 3-point contest and the Slam Dunk contest. The NBA All-Star game will be Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. In total, there will be an astonishing seven Wildcats participating in the weekend.
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.
How awesome would it be to see a Kentucky sweep? Gilgeous-Alexander may have picked against Booker in the 3-point competition, but he’s going with Hami for the dunk contest:
.@shaiglalex gives his NBA All-Star Saturday Night predictions!
— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) February 15, 2019
Remember, tonight’s action starts at 9 on TNT.