Haliburton selected to All-Star Game for first time


Grant Tetmeyer

Then-sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton looks to pass the ball during Iowa State’s 70-52 victory over Northern Illinois on Nov. 12, 2019, at Hilton Coliseum.

Andrew Harrington, Sports Editor

Former Cyclone and current Indiana Pacer, Tyrese Haliburton, was selected to the NBA All-Star team as a reserve on Thursday.

Haliburton has been having a season to remember for the Pacers, most notably leading the league in assists per game with 10.2. Haliburton also ranks within the top-50 in the league in terms of scoring, averaging 20.2 points per game.

The third-year player is in his first full season as a member of the Pacers after being traded from the Sacremento Kings as a part of a six-player trade for forward Domantas Sabonis.

Haliburton joined Jeff Hornacek (1992) as the only Cyclones to make the NBA All-Star Game

The game is set to be played on Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City, and the teams will be selected prior to the opening tip.