In addition to the BBVA Rising Stars Rookie Challenge and the NBA All-Star game, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will participate in the Sears Shooting Foot Locker three-point challenge.
Irving, who has hit 2.1 three-pointers per game on the season, is presently ninth in the NBA with a .429 three-point field goal percentage. He was a perfect 5-of-5 on Wednesday night when the Cavaliers thumped the visiting Charlotte Bobcats. The 20-year old is the reigning MVP of the Rising Stars challenge when he made all eight of his three-point attempts — he notoriously made sure that the photographer had the “Cleveland” from his jersey in any award ceremony shot.
“I work on my 3-point shooting every day in practice, off days and everything, I’m still working on my shooting,” Irving said at the time. “I’m trying to get where it’s near perfect.”
He will square off against New York’s Steve Novak, New Orleans’ Ryan Anderson, Golden State’s Stephen Curry, and San Antonio’s Matt Bonner.
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