Orlando Magic guards Arron Afflalo and Victor Oladipo have been selected to participate in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and Taco Bell Skills Challenge, respectively, at the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, La. Coverage for State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which will be nationally televised by TNT on February 15, 2014, begins at 8 p.m. ET.
The Magic (14-37) have had another rebuilding season but Afflalo is averaging a career high 19.9 points per game along with rookie Oladipo’s 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Both giving Orlando a reason for hope in the future.
Afflalo is shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc this season and has been considered a player that was snubbed for the All-Star game it self.
Oladipo has also been selected to participate in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend. The Rising Stars Challenge will take place on Friday, February 14 at 9 p.m. ET and will consist of both NBA rookies and sophomores selected by the NBA’s assistant coaches.