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Chris McCullough (and Yogi Ferrell) named to D-League All-Star team

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Chris McCullough got two piece of good news Monday: he’s been called up from Long Island and will be available in Charlotte on Tuesday night ... and he was named to the D-League’s Eastern Conference All-Stars. The D-League All-Star Game takes place February 18 in New Orleans.

All this the day after his 22nd birthday!

McCullough is likely to be active Tuesday night because once again, Jeremy Lin (hamstring) and Caris LeVert (knee soreness) will be out. The Nets continue to insist the LeVert’s absence —his fourth in nine games— is about precaution.

As for the All-Star selection, the 6’10” McCullough is averaging 18.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 34.9 percent from deep. Yogi Ferrell, the ex-Net called up and signed by Dallas, was also selected, giving Long Island two players.

The All-Star tally was taken by coaches and players as of January 29, when Ferrell was still with Long Island. The league will replace any injured or ineligible players prior to the game. Ferrell, as an NBA player, would be ineligible.

In addition to McCullough and Ferrell, the Eastern Conference team includes Ray McCallum (Greensboro Swarm), Anthony Brown (Erie BayHawks), Eric Moreland (Canton Charge), Edy Tavares (Raptors 905) Quinn Cook (Canton Charge), Marcus Georges-Hunt (Maine Red Claws), Jalen Jones (Maine Red Claws), Shawn Long (Delaware 87ers), Abdel Nader (Maine Red Claws) and Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

Four players who participated in the Nets summer league this July made either the East or West squad: McCullough, Ferrell, Georges-Hunt on the East and the league’s leading passer, Josh Magette of the Los Angeles D-Fenders on the West.