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Indiana Mad Ants Tshiebwe aims to impress in Rising Stars game during All-Star Weekend

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NBA All-Star Weekend in Indiana is official underway. The Indianapolis Recorder caught up with Indiana Mad Ants forward Oscar Tshiebwe during Panini Rising Stars practice at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Tshiebwe, who is currently averaging 14.4 points and a league-leading 14 rebounds per contest in the NBA G League.

The glass-cleaning phenom of the Mad Ants recalls the moment he received a nod for the Rising Stars contest.

“When I found out I was selected for the Rising Stars Game I was like ‘wow,” Tshiebwe said. “I am excited. I can’t wait.

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The Mad Ants forward said that he wants to try and snag 30 rebounds during the contest. Tshiebwe also pointed out how he will be on the other side of his teammate Indiana Pacers shooting guard Bennedict Mathurin.

Tshiebwe recalled a conversation with Mathurin regarding the ‘Pacer vs. Pacer’ matchup during NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis.

“He [Mathurin] said he is going to call for an ISO on me during the game,” Mathurin jokingly said about his teammate.

If Tshiebwe’s performance in the Rising Star Game is anything like his record-breaking rebounding, then fans and even other NBA rising stars may witness something great.

Regardless, The Indiana Mad Ants forwards thanked the powers that be for even getting a selection for the Rising Stars game during All-Star Weekend.

“Look at what God did,” Tshiebwe said.

The Panini Rising Stars game begins Feb. 16 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 9 p.m. For more information on the many happenings during NBA All-Star Weekend here in Indianapolis, visit nbaevents.com.


Contact Senior Sports Writer Noral Parham III at 317-762-7846 or via email at noralp@indyrecorder.com. Follow him on Twitter @3Noral. For more NBA All-Star 2024 news courtesy of the Indianapolis Recorder, click here.

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