Trey Murphy III Named to 2023 NBA Jordan Rising Stars
Trey Murphy III goes to be a busy man on NBA All-Star Weekend.
While Murphy is not fairly an All-Star but, coaches across the league appear to assume he is nicely on his method to turning into simply that, as the previous UVA star and second-year ahead for the New Orleans Pelicans was chosen to take part within the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars on Friday, February seventeenth at 9pm ET in Salt Lake City.
Rising Stars options 4 groups made up of a complete of 28 gamers who’re NBA sophomores, rookies, or G League gamers. Murphy was one among ten sophomores chosen to play in Rising Stars and is joined by one other Pelican teammate and former ACC basketball participant in Jose Alvarado from Georgia Tech.
Four coaches – Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Jason Terry, and Deron Williams – will draft groups of seven gamers every to compete within the four-team mini match. The semifinal video games shall be performed to a goal rating of 40 and the ultimate sport shall be performed to 25 to find out the Rising Stars Champions.
Murphy has loved a breakout season in his second 12 months within the NBA, greater than doubling his scoring common to 12.6 factors per sport to associate with 3.7 rebounds per sport. He is taking pictures 39.8% from three on greater than 5 makes an attempt per sport and is taking pictures 47.8% from the ground in slightly below half-hour per contest. After beginning in only one sport as a rookie, Murphy has logged 38 begins via the primary half of this season.
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Trey Murphy III will take part within the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars on Friday, February seventeenth, becoming a member of De’Andre Hunter (2021) as current former UVA basketball merchandise to take part within the occasion. On the next day, Murphy will grow to be the primary former Wahoo since Ralph Sampson in 1984 to compete within the NBA Slam Dunk Contest as a part of NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 18th.
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