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Kemba Walker earns fourth NBA All-Star nod

Our beautiful basketball son is in his fourth All-Star game, first as a Celtic, and making his second All-Star game start.

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UConn golden boy Kemba Walker may have switched teams, but he’s still killin’ the game. The ninth-year pro was selected as a starter for the 2020 NBA All-Star game for the second time in his career, and fourth time as an All-Star overall.

Walker signed with the Boston Celtics this offseason after an impressive run with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets where he seemed to improve with each passing season. Last year he was a third-team All-NBA selection.

Kemba’s averaging 21.7 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game this year. He’s also at a career-high pace in effective field goal percentage, at 54.5% through 38 games this season while also shooting over 50% on two-pointers.

The Bronx native won a national championship in his final year at UConn before being the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. The former McDonald’s All-American won Most Outstanding Player in the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament Final Four that year and was named a consensus All-American.

For no reason in particular, here are the career numbers for Ben Hansbrough below and The UConn Blog would also like to note that Jimmer Fredette is averaging 3.7 points per game in six appearances for the Phoenix Suns.