Khris Middleton's name just keeps getting bigger.
The league announced Thursday that Middleton will join teammate Jabari Parker and Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry for All-Star Weekend in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre which begins on February 12. Parker, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, was selected for the Rising Stars Challenge, while Lasry will be a participant in the All-Star Celebrity game.
Middleton's competition for the 3-point crown will be tough, though. As the first Bucks participant in the contest since Ray Allen in 2002, he'll face defending-champ and deadly shooter Stephen Curry, Curry's teammate Klay Thompson, plus J.J. Redick, Devin Booker, Chris Bosh, James Harden and Kyle Lowry. All players will compete in a two-round, timed competition to determine the top shooter.
Ignoring his last three games, Middleton has been on a great stretch for the Bucks offensively. He's currently averaging a team-high 17.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the field and 41.2 from deep this season. In the month of January, he added 20.7 points per contest on 43.9 percent shooting from the field, however he struggled from deep at a season-low 31.9 percent. Still, of the 48 players with more than 200 3-point attempts this season, Middleton's 41.2 shooting percentage from three ranks fourth behind only Redick (48.2 percent), Curry (45.8 percent) and Thompson (43.4 percent).
The event is included in All-Star Saturday Night, which will be televised on TNT and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CT on Feb. 13.