The reserves for the 2023 All-Star Game were announced on Thursday, and former Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen was one of 14 players selected by NBA coaches to appear in the game.

Markkanen is enjoying a remarkable season for the Utah Jazz after being dealt in the Donovan Mitchell trade over the summer. His All-Star selection is the fourth by a former Wildcat and the first of his career.

This game marks the debut of the NBA All-Star Draft’s new system. The draft will take place right before the game, with team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo picking from the pool of starters and reserves. The draft will take place at 4:30 p.m. PT (TNT/TBS) on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Markkanen is averaging 24.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists while shooting 52% from the floor and 43% from the 3-point line this season.

Despite dealing two franchise pillars over the offseason, the Jazz have a record of 27-26 through Feb. 1 and are tied for eighth in the Western Conference. They’re firmly in the play-in picture in the West, and Markkanen’s explosion in his sixth NBA season is a major reason why.

At Arizona, Markkanen was a third-team All-American in 2017 and a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Karl Malone Award. He finished his lone season by scoring 576 points, the second-most by a UA freshman in program history. He averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds in addition to shooting 49% from the floor and 42% from long distance.