Just named to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet will make it a busy weekend by also committing to participate in the 3-point shooting contest, The Athletic reported Sunday.
The NBA's showcase weekend will take place Feb. 18-20 at Cleveland.
VanVleet, who went undrafted out of Wichita State, is shooting 39.3 percent from 3-point range this season, his second-best accuracy from distance in six seasons after his 41.4-percent mark in 2017-18.
The 27-year-old has averaged 21.6 points per game with 7.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds, all career bests. He is 40th in 3-point accuracy heading into NBA play Sunday, but his 3.9 made 3-pointers per game are second to the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (4.8).
The 3-point contest will be the second of three events on All-Star Saturday (Feb. 19) after the skills challenge and before the slam dunk contest.