Middleton named to second straight All-Star team

Middleton's averaging a career-high 20 points per game this season.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton has been named an All-Star for the second consecutive season, the NBA announced Thursday. Middleton will once again join teammate and All-Star Game captain Giannis Antetokounmpo for the second straight season as Bucks representatives at this year’s All-Star Game.

In his eighth season in the league, Middleton, who has helped the Bucks to an NBA-best 41-6 record, is averaging a career-high 20.2 points per game in addition to 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists, while shooting a career-best 50.3% from the field, 43.2% from three, and a career-high 90.0% from the free-throw line in just 28.8 minutes per game. With these numbers, he’s on pace to become only the fifth player in NBA history to average more than 20.0 points per game while shooting better than 50% overall, 40% from three and 90% from the free-throw line.

NBA head coaches selected the reserve players for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, which will tip-off at 7 p.m. from the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16. LeBron James and Antetokounmpo, who were voted as captains for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, will select the rosters for “Team LeBron” and “Team Giannis” on Thursday, Feb. 6.