Sun’s Chris Paul, Devin Booker Named as All-Star Reserves

Thursday’s announcement confirmed what was expected: the Phoenix Suns, with a league-best 29-11 record, will have two representatives at the All-Star Game. Devin Booker and Chris Paul were selected as reserves, making it the first time since 2000 that the Suns have had two All-Stars. Both players have been instrumental in the Suns’ success this season, with Booker averaging 24.8 points and Paul averaging 16.1 points and 8.7 assists per game. Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz also made NBA history, with Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell becoming the first teammates in franchise history to be chosen as All-Star reserves in the same season. Gobert, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, is averaging 13.9 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. Mitchell, who made the All-Star team for the third time in his career, is averaging 24.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. On Thursday, sports journalists across the globe celebrated the NBA’s decision to select Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell as All-Star reserves. The Phoenix Suns, with a league-best 29-11 record, now have two All-Star players, while the Utah Jazz also made franchise history by having two representatives in the same season. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers were represented by guard Darius Garland, who was chosen as the sole All-Star from the Eastern Conference. Fans can look forward to cheering on these four talented players when they come together for the All-Star Game on February 20th.

The East Coast Basketball League has announced the 2018 All-Star Rosters as they head into their conference playoff championships this weekend.

Southern Conference

Chris Moore – Prime Time Players
Terell Smith – Prime Time Players
PJ Heath – Prime Time Players
Anton Grier – Carolina Crusaders
Sam Dotson – Carolina Crusaders
Trey James – Carolina Thunder
James Richardson – Carolina Thunder
Alex Brown – Carolina Thunder
Mike Couvson – Augusta Eagles
Daniel Quarles – Augusta Eagles
Octreyvius Roebuck – SC All-Stars
James Murray – Charlotte Tribe

Northern Conference

DeShaune Greene – Hampton Roads Warriors
Caleb Henderson – Hampton Roads Warriors
Robert Pinkston – Petersburg Cavaliers
Kenard Moore – Winston-Salem Certified
Marsharee Neely – Winston-Salem Certified
Jamarr Hardy – East Carolina Cardinals
Kendall Ham – East Carolina Cardinals
Will Griffin – NC Coyotes
Corey Evans – NC Coyotes
Danny Sanders – Hickory Hoyas
Justin Glover – Hickory Hoyas
Avery Patterson – Rowan County Bulls

The ECBL All-Star Game for 2018 will be live streamed on NetCast Sports on June 30, 2018.

NBA All Star

The NBA announced a radical overhaul of the league’s All-Star game format on Tuesday, scrapping the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference duel in favour of two teams chosen by nominated captains. Under the changes, which were hammered out by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), a captain from each conference will pick… Continue reading “NBA, players announce All-Star overhaul”