Former NMSU Star Receives Second Career NBA All Star Nod

NBA champion forward for the Toronto Raptors and former Aggie star, Pascal Siakam, is headed to the NBA All-Star Game for the second time in his career. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday morning.

Siakam, along with Minnesota’s Anthony Edwards and Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox, was named an All-Star reserve replacement for the upcoming All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19. The three players will be replacing the injured Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Zion Williamson who were originally named All-Star starters.

The two-time All-NBA forward is having a career year, averaging 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. His points and assists totals are the highest in his six-year career.

The last time Siakam graced the All-Star floor was in the 2019-20 season. Just a season after winning an NBA Championship, and two seasons after winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.

In Siakam’s final season at New Mexico State, he averaged 20.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game en route to being named the 2015-2016 WAC Player of the Year. Soon after, Siakam became the 27th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft to the Toronto Raptors, where he continues to blossom into the best product out of NMSU.

You can catch the 72nd All-Star game on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. mtn on TNT.

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