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- Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.
Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson led fan voting and will be the captains for the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game.
It’s the second year in a row that Delle Donne will be a captain and choose her team under the current format.
Wilson’s squad will be the hometown favorite, though, as the game will be held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on July 27 (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET). Wilson also was an All-Star last season as a rookie.
The other top eight vote-getters who will make up the pool of starters also were announced Thursday, led by center Liz Cambage, Wilson’s Aces teammate. She was followed by Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Seattle Sto