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DeAndre Liggins chosen to play in D-League All-Star Game

The Sioux Falls Skyforce’s DeAndre Liggins, left, drove past the Delaware 87ers’ Rysheed Jordan on Dec. 5, 2015, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Sioux Falls Skyforce’s DeAndre Liggins, left, drove past the Delaware 87ers’ Rysheed Jordan on Dec. 5, 2015, in Sioux Falls, S.D. NBAE via Getty Images

Former University of Kentucky star DeAndre Liggins was one of 24 players chosen to play in the NBA D-League’s All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Toronto.

The game will be televised on NBA TV at 2 p.m.

Liggins is averaging 13.3 points per game for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, which has a league-best 21-4 record.

He is first in the D-League in steals (2.6 per game), second in assists (6.7) and second in minutes (39.7). He also averages 7.5 rebounds and shoots 44.8 percent from three-point range.

Liggins, who will represent the Eastern Conference, was the D-League’s defensive player of the year two seasons ago. He spent last season playing overseas.

▪  The Western Conference All-Stars will be coached by Austin Spurs head coach Ken McDonald and his staff.

McDonald, who previously coached at Western Kentucky, had led Austin to a 16-9 record, second-best in the league.

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