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Two NBA players from Eastern North Carolina have made the NBA All-Star team for 2020.
Kinston’s Brandon Ingram, who plays with the New Orleans Pelicans, was selected to play reserve.
With Ingram being the only player averaging 25 points per game, shooting better than 40% from three-point range this season, and playing an average of 34.5 minutes, the selection is definitely deserved. He is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game and dishing 4.3 assists to keep the rest of the team involved.
Pinetown’s Bam Adebayo, who plays with the Miami Heat, was also picked as a reserve for the February 16th All-Star game in Chicago. This is Bam’s third season in the league, but first All-Star appearance. Adebayo has made his mark this season currently averaging a double-double for the Heat, putting up 16 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.1 blocks a night while shooting 58.9%.
Congrats to both!