The Mystics are second in the league allowing just 73.2 points a game. She'll be joined by Aces teammates Liz Cambage and Kayla McBride in the starting lineup. The only problem is that Elena Delle Donne has the first pick in the draft.
Wilson checked in at No. 2 in the fan vote on July 2 and had been widely tipped to be a starter by national media outlets. "People have been tweeting at me every single day, very supportive". "Our fans are really going to love everything we can bring for All-Star weekend", she said.
Joining Wilson, Delle Donne, Cambage and McBride as starters are Phoenix's Brittney Griner, Seattle's Natasha Howard and Connecticut's Jonquel Jones in the frontcourt.
Delle Donne and Wilson received the most fan votes during the starter selection process.
With the WNBA set to unveil their 2019 All-Stars for the upcoming game in Las Vegas on July 27, there is a case to be made that New York Liberty guard and Canadian Kia Nurse belongs in the conversation to be at that game. She is second on the team at 16.0 points per game, a mark good for seventh in the league. One year later, he led the East to a 98-82 win over the West in the 2006 All-Star Game in NY.
Nurse, 23, has started all 15 games thus far for the Liberty. "It's a chance to hang out with the best players". Those will be announced Monday. As for players, interestingly, they were allowed to vote for themselves.
Delle Donne and Wilson will pick their rosters beginning with the starters and then the reserves. As coach of the Detroit Shock, he led the Eastern Conference past the Western Conference 103-99 in the 2007 All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. As coach of the New York Liberty, his East team lost to the West 130-121 in the 2017 All-Star Game in Seattle. In 2018, she helped lead Washington to a 22-12 record and a WNBA Finals appearance. The two captains were chosen by virtue of having the most votes from fans.
Delle Donne and Griner have been named All-Stars for the sixth time each.
Laimbeer, a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2003, 2015), has earned All-Star head coaching honors for the third time. Howard and Nurse are each making their All-Star debut.