Millsap Selected to NBA All-Star Game for Fourth Straight Year

Jan. 27, 2017

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech men’s basketball great and current Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap was selected to participate in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game for the Eastern Conference Team for a fourth consecutive year, announced by the league on Thursday.

Millsap is in his 11th season in the NBA and his fourth with the Hawks.

“I want to thank my teammates and coaches for putting me in a position to be successful. Without their support, I know I wouldn’t have this opportunity,” Millsap said. “I also want to thank the Eastern Conference coaches for appreciating my game and recognizing our team’s success. It’s humbling to be honored again.”

He has played in 43 games this season and is averaging a team-high 18.0 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the arc. The versatile forward also ranks second on the team in rebounds per game (8.1), assists per game (3.8), steals per game (1.5) and blocks per game (1.0).

He joins only four other Hawks players in franchise history to earn All-Star honors in four straight seasons.

Millsap totaled 1,708 career points and 1,172 career rebounds as a Louisiana Tech Bulldog from 2003-06 while being a three-time all-conference selection. He continues to hold the achievement of being the only player in history to lead the NCAA in rebounding in three consecutive years.

The 2017 NBA All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 19 in his home state at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game will air on TNT.

 

 

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