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Report: Jayson Tatum invited to participate in Skills Challenge at All-Star Weekend

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Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reported the news on Wednesday evening.

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According to the Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Jayson Tatum has been invited to participate in Skills Challenge at the NBA’s 2019 All-Star Weekend.

The second-year wing ranked 4th in Eastern Conference frontcourt voting in the release of the third fan returns on January 17th. He trailed Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, and Joel Embiid in the frontcourt category.

Tatum played in the Rising Stars game last year at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles alongside teammate Jaylen Brown. The Duke product played a game-high 26 minutes, scoring 15 points on 7/13 shooting with 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

Al Horford participated in last season’s Skills Challenge as the lone representative from Boston. Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis, Jamal Murray, Lauri Markkanen, and Spencer Dinwiddie also participated, amongst a few others.

Tatum is averaging 16.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 47 games this season.