The WNBA announced the ten players who will be starters in this summer's WNBA All Star Game this afternoon, including captains A'ja Wilson and Elena Delle Donne, during a broadcast of ESPN's "The Jump" Thursday afternoon.
Wilson and Delle Donne will pick from a pool of the remaining eight starters and a dozen reserves.
Wilson and the Aces have become title contenders this season, aided by fellow All-Star starters Kayla McBride and Liz Cambage - Las Vegas now leads the league with a 10-5 record.
Among second-year players, Wilson leads the WNBA in scoring, rebounding, blocks and player impact estimate and is in the top 5 in net rating and assists. Cambage, McBride and Gray have made it for the third time. She has started all 15 games for NY this season. Howard and Nurse are the only ones making their All-Star debuts.
The league's coaches will vote for the 12 reserves - three guards, five frontcourt players and four utility choices. League-wide, she is fourth in total minutes played (494) and seventh in points (240).
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She'll try and get Las Vegas teammates Liz Cambage and Kayla McBride on her squad for that matchup.
Hamilton's Kia Nurse has been named as one of the starting guards for the WNBA All-Star Game. Nurse is in her second year in the WNBA after being drafted 10th overall last year.
The WNBA also announced Las Vegas' Bill Laimbeer and Washington's Mike Thibault as the coaches of the game. Washington (9-5, .643) is guaranteed to have the second-best record through July 12.
Laimbeer, a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2003, 2015), has earned All-Star head coaching honors for the third time. 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. Laimbeer is a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2003, 2015), while Thibault is a three-time victor (2006, 2008, 2013).