Millsap Selected to Play in 2016 NBA All-Star Game
Jan. 28, 2016
RUSTON – For the third consecutive year, Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap has been selected to participate on the NBA Eastern Conference All-Star team, the league announced on Thursday.
Millsap, a Louisiana Tech Hall of Famer, was a three-time All-WAC selection as a Bulldog (2003-06) and became the first player to ever lead the NCAA in rebounding three consecutive years.
The 6-foot-8-inch power forward is in his 10th year in the NBA and his third with the Hawks.
He has played and started in 46 games this season and is averaging a team-best 18.3 points per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 31 percent from three-point range. He also leads the Hawks in rebounding with an average of 8.9 boards per game while also averaging 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals.
The versatile Millsap is currently the only player in the NBA averaging at least 18.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assist, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
Last season, he earned third team All-NBA honors after leading the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins, a Southeast Division championship and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The 65th NBA All-Star Game will tip-off Sunday, Feb. 14 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the first All-Star Game to be held outside of the U.S. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 14th consecutive year.
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