The Minnesota Lynx will send three players to the WNBA All-Star Game in Minneapolis at the end of the month, the WNBA announced on Tuesday. However, she will remain a part of the All-Star Game.
The WNBA announced Tuesday night that Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore were voted to the pool of players for the WNBA All-Star Game 2018 by a combination of fan, players and media votes. "You can't pick wrong, as you have really great players out there". "And I don't want to play in just 1 or 2 All-Star Games, I'm trying to get to Sue Bird's level". Seattle's Sue Bird was selected for her 11th All-Star appearance, breaking a tie for most in WNBA history with retired in star Tamika Catchings.
Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks will serve as team captains and draft the two teams. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi was selected to her ninth All-Star team. While the selection is no surprise for Delle Donne, who was one of the top two vote getters and will also serve as one of the team captains, it underscores what has been a sparkling season so far for the DE native.
Moore was replaced by Los Angeles' Candace Parker, who finished third in the fan voting with 38,575 ballots.
As team captain, Delle Donne will be tasked with drafting a team in accordance with the game's new format. Hughes and Brondello earned All-Star trips by virtue of their respective teams (Seattle is 16-6 and Phoenix 15-8) having the best records in the WNBA. Delle Donne is averaging 20.6 points, good for fourth in the league, and this is her fifth all-star selection. Last-place IN is the only team without an All-Star Game representative.
For the first time in three years, the Washington Mystics will have two representatives at the WNBA All-Star Game.
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