Monday, February 13, 2012
Morrow invited to 3-point contest
By Mike Mazzeo
Nets shooting guard Anthony Morrow was invited to the NBA’s 3-point contest at All-Star weekend for the first time in his career and will participate, his agent, Wallace Prather, confirmed to ESPN NewYork.com.
“I’m really glad for him,” Prather said. “I started making calls early on letting people know he wanted to be selected, and he did the rest.”
Morrow currently ranks 26th in the NBA in 3-point accuracy (42 percent). The 26-year-old hit a career-high eight 3-pointers and scored a career-best 42 points against Minnesota on Feb. 3.
Morrow ranks second all-time in 3-point accuracy (44.3 percent) behind only former Bulls guard Steve Kerr (45.4).
“I’m really excited, man -- ecstatic,” Morrow told the Newark Star-Ledger, who first reported the news. “This morning my agent called me and told me they’re going to invite me. I’m really excited, and thankful for the opportunity.”
Morrow was hopeful he’d be selected last season, but he got injured near selection time and didn’t have enough attempts to qualify. So this season he made it known that he was interested in participating, and it paid off.
The fourth-year pro is averaging 13.7 points per game for the Nets (8-21), who also will be sending point guard Deron Williams to the Feb. 26 All-Star game and rookie MarShon Brooks to the Rising Stars Challenge.