Jamison joins Vince Carter, with whom Jamison teamed at UNC from 1995-98, on
the NBA East squad. Carter will start for the East in his sixth consecutive
NBA All-Star Game appearance.
No other college has more than one former player selected to compete in the
2005 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played February 20 in Denver.
The former UNC teammates were selected on consecutive picks in the first
round of the 1998 NBA Draft after their junior years at Carolina. Jamison
was the fourth pick by the Toronto Raptors; Carter was selected on the next
pick by the Golden State Warriors. The teams traded the players for one
another that same night.
Jamison has played in the NBA for three teams -- the Warriors, Dallas
Mavericks and Washington Wizards. He has averaged 19.2 points and 7.3
rebounds per game in seven professional seasons and was the NBA's Sixth Man
of the Year in 2003-04. This year, Jamison is averaging 20.5 points and 8.1
rebounds and has led the Wizards to a 28-19 record, the second-best mark in
the Eastern Conference.
Carter was traded by the Raptors to the New Jersey Nets earlier this year.
The six-time all-star has averaged 23.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in his
career and was a member of the 2000 U.S.Olympic gold-medal winning team.
This year, he has averaged 21.0 points per game, including 25.6 points per
game in 23 contests with the Nets. He has scored 41 and 43 points in his
last two games and 30 or more points in seven of his last 11 games with the
Carolina's NBA All-Stars include Michael Jordan (14 selections), James
Worthy (seven), Walter Davis (six), Carter (six), Brad Daugherty (five), Bob
McAdoo (five), Billy Cunningham (four), Bobby Jones (four), Charles Scott
(three), Jerry Stackhouse (two), Rasheed Wallace (two), Lee Shaffer (one)
Also, Carolina head coach Roy Williams coached Boston Celtics forward Paul
Pierce while both were at the University of Kansas. Pierce will be playing
in his fourth NBA All-Star Game as a member of the East squad.