Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, of the East team struggles with West's Snoop Dogg for a loose ball in the second half of the NBA All-Star Celebrity basketball game Friday in New Orleans. (Bill Haber/ Associated Press)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, of the East team struggles with West’s Snoop Dogg for a loose ball in the second half of the NBA All-Star Celebrity basketball game Friday in New Orleans. (Bill Haber/ Associated Press)

Arne Duncan  may have missed his calling: The 6-foot-5 education secretary was the star of Friday night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans, “winning” the MVP award with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

Granted, not all of the competition was professional — actor Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” radio program co-host Mike Golic, and Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton  were among those hitting the court too — but they all played hard, as you can see in the video below.

Duncan, 49, who grew up in Chicago, was co-captain of the Harvard University varsity team when he attended and he played professionally in Australia for four years. He is known to hit the courts with President Obama.