All-Star voting has opened in the NBA, and you can find out how to vote here.
The All-Star format has changed and the starters will be revealed on January 18th. The captains will be revealed and that is the gist of the new format. Two captains will choose the players for their team based on players that are chosen. There are lots of deserving former Wildcats.
On the Western Conference side, the trio of former Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, and Karl-Anthony Towns seem to be deserving. All three are averaging over 20 and 10 each night. In the case of Davis and Cousins, they are over 25 and 10 each game. All three are also playing for winning teams at the moment, it is hard to see three other big men deserving in the league.
Also on the Western Conference side, Devin Booker had potential to be an All-Star, but his injury may have cost him his chance. He certainly has the numbers, but playing on a losing team might hurt his case. At the time of his injury he was putting up 25 points per game, which is a number that not many other players reach each night.
Shifting to the Eastern Conference side, the two names are Eric Bledsoe and John Wall. Bledsoe is a bit of a stretch. He has played well for a Milwaukee team that has been up and down. Putting up 18 per game is good, but if anyone from the Bucks makes it, it will more than likely be Giannis Antetokounmpo or Khris Middleton.
On the other hand, John Wall has played some great basketball for the Wizards and although he has missed some games, he is fourth in the NBA in assists per game and the Wizards are playing well.
Whether there are 5 former Kentucky players or just one, Kentucky will be represented. The All-Star game rosters will be announced on January 25th.