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Devin Booker to defend Three-Point title in Charlotte on All-Star Weekend

Booker leads a hot field on All-Star Saturday

Foot Locker Three-Point Contest 2016 Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

For the fourth year in a row, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker will participate in one of the All-Star Saturday events, this time as the defending champion in the three-point contest.

Booker is one of 10 contestants in the 2019 MTN DEW 3-Point Contest, the NBA announced today. The competition will be part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night on Feb. 16 in Charlotte, airing on TNT and ESPN Radio at 6:00 p.m. MT.

Booker won last year after coming in third as a rookie.

This year his competition is:

Booker gets invited as the defending champ but is not having a good year shooting from distance.

Booker’s 32% shooting is second lowest in the field, behind honorably mentioned Dirk Nowitzki (29.8%). Lillard, Middleton and Walker are also shooting under 40% on threes.

The balance of the field is on fire this season, topped by league-leading shooter Seth Curry at 48.5%, though it’s on the second-fewest attempts of those named (134).

In all, the 10-man field includes four of the top five shooters this year, among players with 100+ attempts across 50+ games.

Second-leading shooter Davis Bertans (47.2% on 214 attempts) will not compete in the field and no one is quite sure why. Looks like he simply just didn’t get invited.

The 10-man field is rounded out, after the top shooters, with exciting players and long-range shooters... and Dirk.

Booker won the contest last year by making 20 of 30 attempts in the final round for a score of 28 to take the crown easily.