Philadelphia 76ers’ rising star, Tyrese Maxey, is set to showcase his shooting skills in the highly anticipated 3-Point Contest during the All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis. This announcement comes courtesy of TNT Sports’ Chris Haynes, who confirmed Maxey’s participation alongside a star-studded lineup.
Joining Maxey in the contest are notable names such as Damian Lillard from the Milwaukee Bucks, Jalen Brunson of the New York Knicks, Lauri Markkanen representing the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyrese Haliburton from the Indiana Pacers, and Malik Beasley from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Maxey’s inclusion in the 3-Point Contest marks a significant milestone in his career as he gears up for his maiden appearance in both the contest and the All-Star Game itself.
Sporting an impressive 38.3% shooting accuracy from beyond the arc this season, Maxey ranks among the league’s top ten three-point shooters, having made 140 shots from long range.
Scheduled for Saturday, February 17th, the 2024 3-Point Contest promises a thrilling display of sharpshooting prowess.
Amidst his fourth NBA season, Maxey is enjoying a breakout year, serving as a key contributor for the 76ers alongside star center Joel Embiid. Currently averaging career-high numbers of 26.2 points and 6.4 assists per game, Maxey’s role becomes even more crucial in Embiid’s absence due to a meniscus injury.
While Maxey aims to add another accolade to his impressive season during the All-Star break, he faces formidable competition.
Defending champion Damian Lillard, known for his clutch performances, poses a significant challenge despite experiencing a slight dip in his three-point shooting efficiency this season with a 34.7% success rate.
Donovan Mitchell, boasting an impressive scoring average of 28.2 points per game, seeks to claim his first 3-Point Contest title with a respectable 35.1% shooting accuracy from long range.
Tyrese Haliburton, returning for his second appearance in the contest, aims to improve upon his previous showing, armed with a stellar 39.8% three-point shooting percentage.
Malik Beasley, boasting the highest shooting percentage among the competitors at 45.1%, alongside Brunson and Markkanen, trailing closely behind at 41.3% and 40.1%, respectively, add further depth to the highly competitive field.
As the stage is set for an electrifying showdown, Tyrese Maxey and his fellow competitors are primed to deliver a captivating display of marksmanship during the prestigious 3-Point Contest.