CJ McCollum to Compete in All-Star Three-Point Contest in New Orleans
McCollum named to All-Star Saturday Night contest for second straight year
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been named a contestant in the 2017 All-Star Three-Point Contest, the NBA announced today.
McCollum, 25, enters the competition for the second consecutive year on Saturday, Feb. 18. McCollum tallied 14 points in the preliminary round last season in Toronto.
In 50 games played this season, McCollum ranks 14th in the NBA with a career-best 23.4 points per game on 48.4% shooting. His 42.3% three-point field goal percentage (127-for-300) ranks 10th in the NBA and also marks a career best. McCollum has improved his field goal and three-point shooting percentages each season.
McCollum’s 14 games of at least four three-pointers are tied for the 11th-most in the NBA this season. His 409 career three-pointers recently surpassed Martell Webster for ninth on Portland’s all-time ledger.
He is the eighth Trail Blazer in franchise history to compete in the Three-Point Contest and second to compete twice, joining Kiki Vandeweghe (1987), Danny Ainge (1991), Clyde Drexler (1991), Terry Porter (1991, 1993), Cliff Robinson (1996), Damian Lillard (2014) and Wesley Matthews (2015). No Portland player has ever won the event.
State Farm All-Star Saturday night tips off at 5 p.m. (Pacific) live on TNT. The three-point contest is the second event of the evening.