Bradley Beal is headed to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in his NBA career and the Three Point Contest for the second time, according to Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
He earned his All-Star selection by posting career-best numbers for points, rebounds, and assists per game and thanks to scoring a career-high 51 points earlier in the season against the Blazers in Portland.
He joins Victor Oladipo, Kyle Lowry, Kristaps Porzingis, Al Horford, Kevin Love, and his teammate John Wall as the reserve selections for the Eastern Conference.
Oddly enough, Beal was selected to the Three Point Contest even though he’s shooting career-lows from beyond the arc. He’s shooting just 36.8 percent from deep after averaging at least 38 percent in each of his first five seasons. Still, the NBA likes to get known commodities for these contests, especially if they’re already in town to play in the All-Star Game, so it makes sense.