Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been officially announced as a participant in the 2015 three-point competition on All-Star Weekend. Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group first reported that Irving would be a part of the competition on Feb. 2.
Irving will be competition against San Antonio Spurs wing Marco Belinelli, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Portland Trail Blazers guard Wes Matthews, Atlanta Hawks forward Kyle Korver and Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick.
This year Irving won the competition in 2013 and was a part of the field a year ago, but lost out to Belinelli. The 2014 field also included then-Minnesota Timberwolves forward, and current Cavaliers forward, Kevin Love.
Irving will also play in the 2015 All-Star as a reserve for the Eastern Conference. It will be Irving's third All-Star game in four seasons. He is shooting a career high 40.8 percent on three-pointers this season while averaging 21.9 points per game.
Shooting for the #FootLockerThree title: @KyrieIrving of the @Cavs - http://t.co/9QY1iF3cUn— 2015 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 6, 2015