2020-02-06

Young, Hield Tabbed To Compete In 3-Point Contest

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A pair of former Oklahoma sharpshooters will compete in the three-point contest.

Trae Young, Buddy Hield was named to the annual Saturday night competition part of the NBA All-Star Weekend, the league announced on Tuesday evening.

Young will be making his first appearance in the contest. He was previously named a starter for Eastern Conference in the All-Star game and he is scheduled to play in the league's Rising Stars game – making him the only player tabbed to compete in all three nights of All-Star weekend.

Young, in his second year, is shooting 36.7% making 156 of 425 from beyond the arch.

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Hield, the fourth-year league veteran, is making his second appearance in the competition after finishing third in last year's contest. He is shooting 37.6% from the 3-pt line, making 186 of 495.

Hield, Young will be joined by six other players including defending contest champion Brooklyn G Joe Harris.

The annual three-point contest will take place Saturday, February 15, at the United Center in Chicago.

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