Jayson Tatum selected to Team Lebron, Brandon Ingram on Team Giannis

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Two former Duke basketball stars, Jayson Tatum and Brandon Ingram, learned the team they would be on for the NBA All-Star Game after the player draft on Thursday night.

Jayson Tatum and Brandon Ingram knew they were going to be All-Stars, but neither knew which team they would play for.

That changed on Thursday night as the All-Star Game Draft was televised and LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo selected their teams.

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James took Tatum while Antetokounmpo selected Ingram to be apart of their squads.

It is the first All-Star Game for both of the former Blue Devil superstars.

In his third season with the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum is averaging 21.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.4 steals per game on 43.7 percent shooting from the field and 37.5 percent from 3-point range.

Tatum was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in the 2017-18 season.

The All-Star Game will not be the only event that Jayson Tatum takes part in during the weekend as he will be looking to defend his title in the Taco Bell Skill Competition on All-Star Saturday Night.

Sunday night will be the only time Brandon Ingram will be on the court during All-Star Weekend as the New Orleans Pelican will team up with Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Ingram was selected to the game in his first year with New Orleans and his fourth in the NBA as he’s averaging 25.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the floor and 40.0 percent from 3-point range.

However, Ingram left New Orleans’ latest game with the Chicago Bulls and did not return due to an ankle injury as that will be something to monitor going forward.

The NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, February 16 at 8:00pm EST from the United Center in Chicago as the game will be broadcasted on TNT.