Orlando Magic power forward Ryan Anderson will compete in the Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend 2012, the NBA officially announced today, confirming what Anderson said Friday. Anderson will represent the host team against defending champion James Jones of the Miami Heat, as well as four others: Jones' teammate Mario Chalmers; All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson of the Atlanta Hawks; All-Star power forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves; and Anthony Morrow, the three-point accuracy leader among active players, of the New Jersey Nets.
Anderson becomes the sixth player in Magic history to represent Orlando in the Three-Point shootout, joining Dennis Scott (1991, 1996), Nick Anderson (1995), Pat Garrity (2001, 2003), Mike Miller (2002), and Rashard Lewis (2009). Of those five, Lewis came closest to winning, as he fell to Daequan Cook of the Heat in the final round.
The Three-Point Shootout is scheduled for Saturday, February 25th, at Amway Center, as part of All-Star Saturday Night. Coverage begins at 8 Eastern. The All-Star Saturday Night events are the Haier Shooting Stars competition, the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Shootout, and the Sprite Slam Dunk competition.
More details on the player's in this year's three-point field, as well as a poll, follow the jump.
|* statistics current through Thursday, February 16th, 2012|