Tyreke Evans on Shooting Stars Team
TYREKE EVANS TO TEAM WITH FORMER KINGS AND MONARCHS GREATS CHRIS WEBBER AND NICOLE POWELL IN THE NBA
ALL-STAR SHOOTING STARS COMPETITION
SACRAMENTO, CA, February 4, 2010 ---- Tyreke Evans will join forces with former Sacramento Kings and Monarchs greats Chris Webber and Nicole Powell (currently a forward for the New York Liberty) for the 2010 Haier Shooting Stars competition on Saturday, February 13 in conjunction with NBA All-Star Saturday Night at American Airlines Center in Dallas.
The competition will showcase four teams consisting of three players each, featuring one current NBA player, one current WNBA player, and one on-air television analyst and legend. Teams will be challenged by six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all required shots in numeric order in the fastest time.
The field includes Team L.A., consisting of three-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol, three-time WNBA All-Star Marie Ferdinand-Harris of the Los Angeles Sparks, and NBA TV analyst Brent Barry, winner of the 1996 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Team Dallas features nine-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Silver Stars, and TNT analyst and former NBA champion Kenny Smith. Team Atlanta rounds out the squads, featuring four-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson, 2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year Angel McCougherty of the Atlanta Dream, and NBA TV analyst and former Atlanta Hawks NBA All-Star Steve Smith.
Evans currently leads all rookies in scoring and ranks in the top-10 in most statistical categories among rookies, averaging 20.7 ppg (.461 FGs, .270 3pt, .795 FTs), 4.7 rpg, 5.0 apg, 1.54 spg, and 36.9 mpg in 43 games. He was named NBA T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November and December.
Webber finished his seven-season tenure with Sacramento as one the team’s all-time greats, ranking first in Sacramento-era history in rebounds, third in scoring, and second in field goals made. His No. 4 jersey was retired by the organization during a halftime ceremony vs. Utah on February 6, 2009.
Powell played five seasons for the Sacramento Monarchs (2005-2009), highlighted by a 2005 WNBA Championship and selection to the 2009 WNBA All-Star team.