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Former Syracuse forward Chris McCullough named NBA D-League All-Star

What a week for Chris.

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Washington Wizards
Brooklyn Nets forward Chris McCullough (1) dunks the ball against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 121-103. 
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Just one day after his 22nd birthday, former Syracuse Orange forward Chris McCullough was named an NBA D-League All-Star.

On the same day, McCullough found out he was being called up by the Nets and would be available for Tuesday’s game against Charlotte. Jeremey Lin (hamstring) and Caris LeVert (knee) will be out, which led McCullough’s promotion.

The 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 18.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 34.9 percent from deep this season. This is his first D-League All-Star Game selection.

In his brief stint with the Orange, McCullough averaged 9.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. He shot just under 48 percent from the floor in his shortened 16-game season.

On Jan. 11, 2015, McCullough’s season was ended at the Carrier Dome due to a torn ACL against the Florida State Seminoles. His career record in an SU uniform was 12-4. He scored a season-high 20 points against Iowa at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21 that year.

The NBA D-League All-Star Game will take place on Feb. 18 in New Orleans.