The Shooting Stars competition at All Star Weekend has teams that are made up of a current NBA player, a WNBA player and a retired NBA player representing a team in a shooting competition. For the hosting Orlando team, their participants were just announced recently.
The current NBA player to be on the Orlando team is guard Jameer Nelson. Nelson was an all star pick for Orlando in 2009 and this season is averaging 9.1 points per game, down from his career average of 12.3 points per game. Despite his lower production he is having a good February, averaging his career points per game.
The WNBA representative is Marie Ferdinand-Harris of the Phoenix Mercury, a resident of Florida. This past season she averaged 6.8 points per game. The retired NBA representative for team Orlando is Dennis Scott, picked No. 4 overall by Orlando in the 1990 NBA Draft. In seven seasons with the Magic, he never averaged less than 12 points per game in a season.
For more on the Heat, head over to our Miami blog Peninsula is Mightier. Our Orlando Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post will have more on the entire weekend.