Pacers’ Haliburton on Eastern All-Stars
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton was selected to the Eastern Conference roster as a reserve for the 72nd NBA All-Star Game.
Haliburton joins Jeff Hornacek (1992) as the only former Iowa State players to be selected to the NBA All-Star Game.
This will mark Haliburton’s first appearance in the All-Star Game, as he previously appeared in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge in 2021 and 2022. He is just the 15th member of the Pacers to be named to an NBA All-Star team.
In his third season in the NBA, Haliburton is averaging career-highs in points (20.2), assists (10.2) and steals (1.8), to go with 4.0 rebounds in 33.4 minutes per game. He leads the league in assists per game (10.2) and assist percentage (46.3 percent), ranks eighth overall in assist ratio (35.1), ranks ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.9-to-1), and is the only player in the league averaging a points/assists double-double for the season. Haliburton has also recorded 22 points-assists double-doubles in 40 games this season.
Haliburton will be among the pool of players voted as starters and named as reserves in each conference who will be drafted by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo during a live, televised pre-game segment on TNT shortly before the game on Sunday, Feb. 19.