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Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh to compete in Three-Point Contest

Chris Bosh was selected among a field of eight to compete in the Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto.
Chris Bosh was selected among a field of eight to compete in the Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto. hgabino@elnuevoherald.com

At 6-11, 235 pounds, Chris Bosh might not fit the old-school discription of a lethal three-point shooter.

But he has become one in today’s NBA, and on Thursday he was selected among a field of eight to compete in the Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend in Toronto.

Bosh, who ranks 47th in three-point percentage at 36.6 percent (that’s seventh among the contestants), is at least three inches taller than the rest of the field, which includes defending three-point champion Steph Curry (45.8 percent) of the Warriors and teammate Klay Thompson (43.4), NBA three-point leader J.J. Redick of the Clippers (48.2), Devin Booker of the Suns (41), Khris Middleton of the Bucks (41.2), Kyle Lowry of the Raptors (38.8) and James Harden of the Rockets (34.9).

Bosh will become the seventh Heat player to take part in the event and will look to become the fifth Miami player to win it after James Jones (2011), Daequan Cook (2009), Jason Kapono (2007) and Glen Rice (1995). Miami, Boston (Larry Bird and Paul Pierce) and Chicago (Craig Hodges and Steve Kerr) have each had players combine to win the event four times, tied for the most among all NBA teams.

Bosh has connected on a team-high 78 three-pointers this season, marking the most for a single season in his career.

He shot 44.6 percent from three-point range in December but cooled down in January (31.9).

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