GR Drive’s Kevin Murphy and Jordan Crawford head to D-League All-Star Weekend

When the NBA Development League’s All-Star Weekend kicks off today, the Grand Rapids Drive will have two players in uniform for the festivities at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, LA.

Kevin Murphy, Grand Rapids DriveKevin Murphy (left) will take the court for the 3-Point Contest. Through 34 games with the Drive this season, Murphy has made 107 of 260 attempts (41.2%). He’s attempting 7.6 three-pointers and making 3.1 per game so far this season. Drafted by the Utah Jazz, Murphy is a known commodity as a scoring assassin. Murphy will attempt to take out the likes of Pierre Jackson (Texas), Gabe York (Erie), Scott Wood (Santa Cruz), Devondrick Walker (Delaware) and Reggie Hearn (Reno). The event starts at 2:00pm ET on NBA TV and Facebook Live.

In the main event, Jordan Crawford (right) will suit up for the Eastern Conference replacing the Drive’s own Ray McCallum, who signed a second 10-day contract with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and will not play in the game. Crawford has played in 32 games for Grand Rapids this season, averaging 23.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He’s also shooting well from behind the 3-point arc, making 88 of 232 (37.9%).

Ray McCallum GR DriveMcCallum, the 6-3 guard from Detroit-Mercy, has appeared in 30 games (all starts) for the Drive this season, averaging 18.2 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals in 37.9 minutes per game, earning him the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star selection.

The All-Star Game begins at 2:30pm ET on NBA TV and Facebook Live, directly following the 3-point Contest.

The NBA D-League Dunk Contest, which does not feature any Drive players, begins at 12:30pm ET.

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