INDIANAPOLIS – The NBA announced today that Tyrese Haliburton was selected to the Eastern Conference roster as a reserve for the 72nd All-Star game. The appearance marks Haliburton’s first appearance in the All-Star Game, as he previously appeared in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge in 2021 and 2022.
Haliburton is the 15th Pacers player to be named to the NBA All-Star team (Don Buse, Billy Knight, Reggie Miller, Detlef Schrempf, Rik Smits, Dale Davis, Jermaine O’Neal, Brad Miller, Ron Artest, Danny Granger, Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis are the others).
In his third season in the NBA, Haliburton is averaging career-highs in points per game (20.2), assists per game (10.2) and steals per game (1.8), to go with 4.0 rebounds in 33.4 minutes per game. He leads the league in assists per game (10.2) and assist percentage (46.3%), ranks 8th overall in assist ratio (35.1), ranks 9th in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.9-to-1), and is the only player in the league averaging a points/assists double-double for the season. Haliburton has also recorded 22 points-assists double-doubles in 40 games this season.
Haliburton will be among the pool of players voted as starters and named as reserves in each conference who will be drafted by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo during a live, televised pre-game segment on TNT shortly before the game on Sunday, Feb. 19 (tip-off at 7:30pm ET at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, UT).
About 2024 NBA All-Star
2024 NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, Ind., will bring together the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 73rd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, will mark the second NBA All-Star in Indianapolis after the city first hosted the midseason classic in 1985.