Pelicans’ Jose Alvarado named MVP of NBA’s Rising Stars event in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (WVUE) - Pelicans guard Jose Alvarado made his appearance in the NBA’s Rising Stars contest as memorable as possible Friday night (Feb. 17), nailing a game-clinching 3-point shot in the final and being named Most Valuable Player of the NBA All-Star Weekend event.
JOSE ALVARADO GAME WINNER‼️— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 18, 2023
Alvarado’s bold shot locked up a 25-20 victory for Team Pau (Gasol) in the tournament final, over Team Joakim (Noah). Alvarado scored five points in the short contest.
Jose Alvarado is the 2023 #JordanRisingStars MVP 🏆 pic.twitter.com/HJnSFryQDw— NBA (@NBA) February 18, 2023
Earlier, Alvarado scored 13 points to lead Team Pau over Team Deron (Williams), 40-27, in the first game of the four-team tourney. The Rising Stars event was comprised of 21 selected NBA first- and second-year players, along with seven G League players.
Among all 28 players in the competition, “Grand Theft” Alvarado was the only undrafted player in the game.
"I'm not 6'5. I'm not athletic. I don't got the crazy wingspan, but I got heart that you can't measure."— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 18, 2023
Jose Alvarado reflects on his journey after winning the Rising Stars MVP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/bib0mWV99o
“This is something you can’t write,” Alvarado said in a postgame interview. “Anything is possible. I’m not 6-5. I’m not athletic. I don’t got the crazy wingspan. But I got heart that you can’t measure. And if you bring that and you be yourself at all times, I think a lot of things will just come your way.”
WOW … pic.twitter.com/laqPs6asmR— Jose Alvarado (@AlvaradoJose15) February 17, 2023
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