Jrue Holiday to Participate in Skills Challenge
Jrue Holiday will be a busy man All-Star Weekend.
Not only will the Sixers point guard play in Sundays game, but he will participate in the NBA Skills Challenge on Saturday night.
Joining Holiday in the point guard infused competition will be: Spurs Tony Parker, Trail Blazers Damian Lillard, Pistons' Brandon Knight, Hawks Jeff Teague and Rockets Jeremy Lin.
Lin will be competing in front of his home crowd in Houston, while Parker is returning to the Challenge for the second consecutive year, winning the event last year in Orlando.
The competition is a timed event and highlights a players athletic ability, passing skills and perimeter shooting.
Holiday is having himself a career year averaging 19.3 points per game and is fourth in the NBA in assists with 8.9 per game.
The last Sixers player to participate in an All-Star Saturday event was Andre Iguodala in the 2006 Slam Dunk Contest where he finished second behind a 5'9 Nate Robinson.
Holiday, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Iguodala have all past participated in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge which is held the Friday of All-Star Weekend, the NBA later changed the format and name to Rising Stars Challenge.
NBA All-Star Weekend is February 15-17 in Houston, TX.
Here is a look at the 2012 Skills Challenge: