In the past, the Skills Challenge event that takes place on All-Star Saturday night had players going through the course one at a time, with those who completed it the fastest advancing to the later rounds.
This year, the format has changed slightly — not only will we have two players running the course at the same time, but there’s a bracket system in place, as well as a three-point shot at the end of the course that should make things extremely interesting.
The list of participants is as follows:
Participant, Team Pos. Ht. Wt.
Trey Burke, Utah Jazz G 6-1 185
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls G/F 6-7 220
Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers G 6-6 190
Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks G 6-3 189
Kyle Lowry, Toronto Raptors G 6-0 205
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks G 6-2 181
Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix Suns G 5-9 185
John Wall, Washington Wizards G 6-4 195
And here’s the bracket of the how the matchups will shake out:
Last season featured a team format, where Trey Burke and Damian Lillard took home the title for the West.