New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named a starter on the NBA Western Conference All-Star team, the league announced today. Davis, a second-time All-Star, earned the most votes of any Western Conference frontcourt player, and becomes the first Pelicans player to be voted in by the fans since Chris Paul in 2011. Davis is the third player in New Orleans franchise history to represent the team in multiple All-Star games, joining Chris Paul and David West.
Davis, 21, is averaging 24.3 points on .563 shooting from the field, 10.4 rebounds 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals over 36.0 minutes in 38 games. Among NBA leaders, Davis ranks 3rd in scoring, 10th in rebounding, 6th in field goal percentage and 1st in blocks. Davis has recorded 23 point-rebound double doubles on the season, including 21 20-10 games, nine 30-10 games and four 25-points, 10-rebound, five block performances.
The University of Kentucky product has taken part in All-Star Weekend in his previous two seasons in the NBA, appearing in the BBVA Rising Stars game as a starter in both 2013 and 2014, as well as a reserve in the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.