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Walter “Edy” Tavares named D-League All-Star

The 905 big man has been announced as a D-League All-Star for the 2016-17 season.

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The NBA D-League announced its All-Stars today for the 2016-17 season and Raptors 905 big man Walter Tavares (or Edy) was voted in by D-League coaches and players.

Tavares is currently averaging 10.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 28 games played. Tavares was not initially on the 905 roster as they claimed him off waivers after the Atlanta Hawks cut him. Nevertheless, he’s been a huge part of the team’s success so far this season, particularly on the defensive end.

Tavares currently ranks 5th in the D-League in shooting percentage at 60.6 percent (though most are dunks) and 3rd in blocks per game. He continues to be a very large man.

Tavares will join the 905’s Jerry Stackhouse, who will coach the team, at the D-League All-Star game. The event will be played on Saturday, February 18th at 2:30 pm. Be sure to watch the 905 big man.