The nominees for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game have been announced next weekend. Aja Wilson and her captain, Wilson, Sylvia Fowles, will face Stewart’s team led by Brenna Stewart and Sue Bird.
Wilson and Stewart were named All-Star Captains after finishing at the top of the fan vote for the game. They are joined by Fowles and Bird, two legends in the game’s recent WNBA seasons.
Sabrina Ionescu, Candice Parker and Kelsey Bloom have wrapped up Wilson’s starting line-up, while Junkel Jones, Nika Ogomic and Jackie Young will join Stewart’s five players. Britney Greiner, still detained in Russia after her arrest in February, was also named an honorary starter in the All-Star Game.
Here are the full lists of WNBA All-Star games for next Sunday’s game in Chicago:
- Aja Wilson (ice) *
- Sylvia Fowles (Linux) *
- Sabrina Ionescu (Liberty) *
- Candice Parker (Sky) *
- Kelsey Bloom (ice) *
- Ariel Atkins (mystics)
- Derica Hamby (ice)
- Natasha Howard (Liberty)
- Ryan Howard (Dream)
- Briona Jones (The Sun)
- Courtney Vanderslot (Heaven)
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- Brianna Stewart (The Tempest) *
- So Bird (Storm) *
- Junkel Jones (Sun) *
- Nika Ogomec (Sparks) *
- Jackie Young (Asis) *
- Copper College (Sky)
- Skylar Diggins Smith (Mercury)
- Joel Lloyd (Storm)
- Emma Missiman (Heaven)
- Eric Ogunpoel (winger)
- Alyssa Thomas (Sun)
Ionescu, Plum and Young are making the first All-Star of their careers, while reserve Rhyne Howard is also making her All-Star debut.
Aces and Sky lead the way with four stars per team, while Sun (three), Storm (three) and Liberty (two) each have multiple picks.
The WNBA All-Star Draft wasn’t without some drama, either. The captain did some deals mid-draft, swapping Ogwumike and Ionescu and then legendary co-captains, Fowles and Bird, during an ESPN broadcast.
The 2022 WNBA All-Star Championship is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 10 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
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