Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker will start for the Eastern Conference in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game which will take place on his home court at Spectrum Center in February, the league announced Thursday.
This marks Walker’s third consecutive NBA All-Star selection and his first as a starter.
Walker is the third Hornet player to start an All-Star Game joining Larry Johnson (1993) and Eddie Jones (2000).
He also joins Glen Rice as the only players to represent Charlotte in three All-Star Games.
Walker is averaging a career-high 25.0 points, 5.7 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.
Originally selected by Charlotte with the ninth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, Walker is Charlotte’s all-time leading scorer (11,081).
The 68th NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17 at Spectrum Center, returning to Charlotte for the first time since 1991.