Brooklyn Nets: Joe Harris officially in Three-Point Contest

Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets Joe Harris. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets was named Tuesday as a participant in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, making it 4 Nets heading to Charlotte.

The NBA listened. Brooklyn Nets swingman Joe Harris will get to shoot in Charlotte during All-Star Weekend.

Harris was one of a record 10 players announced for the Three-Point Contest, to be held during All-Star Saturday night at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on Feb. 16, per

He will be joined by defending champion Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns, Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers, 2015 winner Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Danny Green of the Toronto Raptors, Buddy Hield of the Sacramento Kings, Damian Lillard of Portland, Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks, 2006 winner Dirk Nowitzki of the dallas Mavericks and Kemba Walker of the host Charlotte Hornets.

The Nets began campaigning for Harris to get into the contest last month, including this terrific video that was a hit on social media.

Harris’ selection gives the Nets a league-high four participants in All-Star Weekend festivities. Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs will play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Feb. 15, the Friday before the All-Star Game.

And, of course, D’Angelo Russell will make his first All-Star Game appearance in the main event on Sunday.

The four players are the most the Nets have had in a single All-Star Weekend.

This will be the first time since 2014 that Brooklyn has had representation on all three nights of All-Star Weekend. That year, Mason Plumlee played in the Rising Stars Challenge before Joe Johnson was in both the Three-Point Contest and the All-Star Game.

While Harris has made his reputation as a knock-down shooter from long range, currently fourth in the NBA at 45.3 percent, with his career 41.5 percent mark 16th on the NBA’s all-time list, he is also an outstanding scorer off the drive and has worked to become a solid defender.

Harris is just the fourth Net to participate in the contest, which was introduced at the 1986 All-Star Weekend in Dallas. Drazen Petrovic was the first from the Nets in 1992, followed by Anthony Morrow in 2012 and Johnson in 2014.

Brooklyn won’t have a representative in the Skills Competition, as defending champion Spencer Dinwiddie is unable to defend his title after undergoing surgery on his right thumb last month.

Dinwiddie was the second Net to win the Skills title, joining Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, who won it in 2003.

The Nets have only had three players selected for the Slam Dunk Contest, most recently Plumlee in 2015. The others were Richard Jefferson in 2003 and Chris Morris in 1989.

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Allen and Kurucs are the first players from Brooklyn named to the Rising Stars Challenge since Bojan Bogdanovic in 2016, while Russell is the franchise’s first All-Star since Johnson in 2014.