Elena Delle Donne tops WNBA all-star voting, will serve as a captain again

Elena Delle Donne could also be nursing a damaged nostril, however the Washington Mystics’ beginning ahead were given a whiff of a few glad information Thursday afternoon: Delle Donne used to be the highest vote-getter for this month’s WNBA All-Famous person Recreation in Las Vegas and can captain one of the crucial groups.

It’s the second one consecutive 12 months that Delle Donne, now a six-time all-star, used to be selected as captain by means of distinctive feature of being one of the crucial most sensible two vote-getters from a mix of enthusiasts, present WNBA gamers and media contributors. The Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson will function her opposing captain. Since Delle Donne completed first amongst fan votes, she’ll get to pick out first when deciding on her all-star roster.

Of the 10 gamers — 4 guards and 6 frontcourt gamers — selected as starters, simplest Phoenix’s Brittney Griner has as many all-star nods as Delle Donne. The Mercury middle entered the league along Delle Donne in 2013 and may be a six-time all-star.

The 12 reserve gamers are decided on by means of the league’s head coaches and will probably be introduced on Monday. The coaches of the groups with the highest two data within the league as of Friday night time will function coaches for the All-Famous person Recreation; as of Thursday, Las Vegas’ Invoice Laimbeer and Washington’s Mike Thibault occupy the ones spots.

Right here’s the whole listing of the 2019 all-star starters:

  • Liz Cambage, Las Vegas (third all-star variety)
  • Elena Delle Donne, Washington (sixth all-star variety)
  • Chelsea Grey, Los Angeles (third all-star variety)
  • Brittney Griner, Phoenix (sixth all-star variety)
  • Natasha Howard, Seattle (1st all-star variety)
  • Jonquel Jones, Connecticut (2d all-star variety)
  • Jewell Loyd, Seattle (2d all-star variety)
  • Kayla McBride, Las Vegas (third all-star variety)
  • Kia Nurse, New York (1st all-star variety)
  • A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas (2d all-star variety)

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