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LOOK: Former Wildcats Ahead of the NBA Rising Stars Game

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It’s going to be a busy weekend for several former Wildcats at the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago and a few of them are already sharing the spotlight.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (OKC), P.J. Washington Jr. (CHA) and even an injured Tyler Herro (MIA) were hanging out ahead of the Rising Stars Game that tips off later at 9 p.m. on TNT. All three were selected to participate in the event that features the NBA’s top collection of young talent divided into two teams: World and USA.

Gilgeous-Alexander will play for the World team, representing Canada, while Washington will play for USA. Herro, who is dealing with a slight ankle injury, will not play in the game, but still made the trip to Chicago and provided an update on his health going forward.

Considering where the Miami Heat are in the Eastern Conference playoff race (35-19, 4th in East) and how productive Herro has been as a rookie (13.1 ppg, 39 percent from three), his services will likely be needed come postseason play.

And in true Herro fashion, he was a popular figure at his media availability.

Gilgeous-Alexander and Washington could potentially matchup against one another tonight and SGA had some words for his one-time Kentucky teammate.

Also, if Shai attends an event and doesn’t take a picture dressed to the nines, did he really go?

Washington will share the court on Friday night with his Charlotte Hornets teammates, Miles Bridges and Devonte’ Graham – and the trio has been flaunting their chemistry all day.

Tip is in an hour. Go Cats.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan