Elena Delle Donne, A'ja Wilson named WNBA All-Star captains

By the Numbers: The case for Nurse as a WNBA All-Star

Canada’s Kia Nurse named a starting guard for WNBA all-star game

The starters include Liz Cambage, Chelsea Gray, Brittney Griner, Natasha Howard, Jonquel Jones, Jewell Loyd, Kayla McBride and Kia Nurse.

Delle Donne and Griner were chosen for their sixth All-Star Game.

Laimbeer, a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2003, 2015), has earned All-Star head coaching honors for the third time.

"It's an honour to not only represent the New York Liberty but also my home country of Canada in the 2019 WNBA all-star game", Nurse said.

The league's coaches will vote for the 12 reserves - three guards, five frontcourt players and four utility choices. Coaches can't vote for their own players.

Delle Donne and Wilson will pick their rosters beginning with the starters and then the reserves. Delle Donne gets the first pick of the starters and Wilson gets first choice of the reserves. It's the first All-Star experience for the second-year guard out of CT. Additional details about the All-Star Draft will be announced at a later date. The Washington Mystics star led the fan balloting. Delle Donne was the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for June. Griner recently became only the third player in league history with 600 career blocks, joining Margo Dydek and Lisa Leslie. Under his leadership, the 2018 Washington Mystics made the first WNBA Finals appearance in franchise history following a 22-12 season. League-wide, she is fourth in total minutes played (494) and seventh in points (240).

Delle Donne's team lost to Candace Parker's squad a year ago in the All-Star contest.

Nurse is averaging 16 points, 2.1 assists, 2.7 rebounds and one steal over 15 games, all starts, for the New York Liberty this season. Nurse is in her second year in the WNBA after being drafted 10th overall last year.

The game will take place on Saturday, July 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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.

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