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CJ McCollum To Compete In Skills Challenge

CJ McCollum is reportedly heading to Toronto over All-Star weekend to represent the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2016 Taco Bell Skills Challenge.

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Blazers fans will have something to cheer for during NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA has announced that C.J. McCollum will participate in this year's Taco Bell Skills Challenge.


Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has been selected to compete in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge on Saturday, February 13, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, the NBA announced today.

McCollum, 24, becomes just the second Trail Blazer in franchise history to compete in the Skills Challenge. Damian Lillard won the event as a rookie in 2012-13 in Houston, and teamed up with Utah guard Trey Burke in 2013-14 to claim another title in New Orleans.

Through 50 games this season, McCollum ranks second on the team in both scoring (20.9 ppg) and assists (4.3 apg). He is shooting a team-high 39.1% from beyond the three-point line.

McCollum will be joined by Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets, Jordan Clarkson of the Los Angeles Lakers, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors, Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics, and Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Skills Challenge will air on TNT on Saturday, February 13th.


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