Maine Red Claws

DeShawn Sims To Compete in Shooting Stars

The Maine Red Claws today announced that forward DeShawn Sims will take part in the NBA Development League Haier Shooting Stars Competition during the NBA Development League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier on February 18 at 11 PM (ET) at Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Shooting Stars Competition, along with the Slam Dunk and Three-Point Shooting Contests, will stream live on NBA Futurecast at

The NBA D-League Haier Shooting Stars makes it second appearance at NBA D-League Dream Factory Friday Night presented by Haier and features 12 NBA Development League stars competing in four teams of three in a two-round timed shooting event. The Haier Shooting Stars contest features six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time. Each team will select a specific player rotation to follow throughout the competition. Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting in succession. Teams have up to two minutes to complete the entire shooting course and the team that completes all six shots in the least amount of time is declared the winner. In the case of a tie, a shoot-off will be used to determine the winner.

The NBA D-League All-Star Game, presented by SonoSite, will take place on Saturday, February 19 on Center Court at the NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas. The game will air live on NBA TV at 4 PM (ET).

MAINE RED CLAWS: 2009-10 marked the inaugural season for the Maine Red Claws, the minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats. The NBA D-League team plays its home games at the Portland Expo Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr., owner and operator of Oxford Plains Speedway. Jon Jennings, a partner in Maine Basketball, LLC and former Boston Celtics assistant coach, serves as the team’s president and general manager.

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