INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert was named Thursday night as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Hibbert was voted by the Eastern Conference Coaches for the NBA All-Star Game, Feb. 16, in New Orleans.
Hibbert joins Paul George, who last week was named a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team. This is the sixth time in team history that the Pacers have two players on the All-Star team. Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel and his staff will be the coaches of the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
This is the second time Hibbert has been named to the Eastern Conference All-Stars, as he was voted on by the coaches for the 2012 game in Orlando. Hibbert, in his sixth year in the NBA, is averaging 7.8 rebounds per game and is second in the league with 2.55 blocks per game.
“It’s a great honor to be an All-Star once and to be named again makes it even more special,” said Hibbert. “This is more about the team and what we’ve accomplished so far than it is about Paul or I being All-Stars.”
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