UK Basketball 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (2/14/14) – The 2014 NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans, will have a blue feel to it, as four former Wildcats have been selected to participate in various All-Star festivities.

On Friday, Feb. 14, Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones will participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will feature two teams drafted by TNT analysts Chris Webber and Grant Hill who will serve as the opposing general managers.

Jones is on Team Hill, while Davis, who was the top overall pick in the BBVA Rising Stars Draft, was selected to play on Team Webber.

The game will air on TNT beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3:00 p.m. ET, DeAndre Liggins, who was one of twenty of the NBA Development League’s top prospects, will play in the eighth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game.

The game will air on NBA TV.

Saturday night, NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm will showcase John Wall, who will participate in the Sprite Slam Dunk competition.

Wall will attempt to become the first Wildcat to win the Slam Dunk contest since Kenny “Sky” Walker in the 1989 competition.

All-Star Saturday Night is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on TNT.

The 2014 NBA All-Star game will be played Sunday, Feb. 16 and will feature former National Player of the Year winners Anthony Davis and John Wall.

The selection to the All-Star game is a first for both players and the first Calipari coached All-Stars from UK.

The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

Kentucky is one of only two schools (Texas) to be represented by two players in the All-Star game.

NBA All-Star Weekend Former Wildcat Participant Schedule

Friday, Feb. 14
9:00 p.m. ET (TNT) – BBVA Rising Stars Challenge (Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones)

Saturday, Feb. 15
3:00 p.m. ET (NBA TV) – NBA D-League All-Star Game (DeAndre Liggins)
8:00 p.m. ET (TNT) – Sprite Slam Dunk Contest (John Wall)

Sunday, Feb. 16
8:00 p.m. ET (TNT) – 63rd NBA All-Star Game (Anthony Davis, John Wall)

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