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UConn Star Kemba Walker Named to First NBA All-Star Game

January 27, 2017 By Staff
UConn Star Kemba Walker Named to First NBA All-Star Game

The former UConn point guard – who won a national championship with the Huskies in 2011 – earned a spot on the NBA All-Star team for the first time.

Charlotte Hornets point guard and former UConn standout Kemba Walker has earned his first spot on NBA All-Star team.

Walker is having the best year of his six-year NBA career so far, average 23.0 points per game (so far, a career high), 5.5 assists per game, and shooting a career-best 45.6% from the field.

Walker said the selection is satisfying, especially given some of the “doubts” about him over the years:

Walker said he feels he and the Hornets have changed perception in his time as a pro, after the Hornets drafted him ninth overall in 2011.

“I know there were a lot of doubts about me. I give my all each and every day,” Walker said. “We’ve come a long way (since a 7-59 season). We had some really down years. To represent the Hornets in the All-Star Game will be really cool.”

Walker led UConn to a national championship in 2011.

Who can forget Walker’s knee-breaking, jumpback game-winner in the 2011 Big East quarterfinals vs. Pitt?