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Captains Elena Delle Donne and A'ja Wilson Draft Rosters for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019

July 23, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) News Release

NEW YORK - The team rosters for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, as selected by All-Star captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, were revealed tonight on ESPN2 in the first televised WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special.

The Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner was selected by Delle Donne with the first overall pick in the WNBA All-Star Draft. The Los Angeles Sparks' Chelsea Gray was drafted by Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick. See below for the complete pick-by-pick results from the WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special.

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, will be played on Saturday, July 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, home of the Aces. The 16th WNBA All-Star Game will be televised live by ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Delle Donne and Wilson drafted the AT&T WNBA All-Star team rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making picks without regard to a player's conference affiliation or position.

During the draft, the eight remaining All-Star Game starters (aside from Delle Donne and Wilson) were selected in the first round. The 13 reserves were chosen in the second round - a group that included the Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier, who was named by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to replace the injured Wilson in AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.

Delle Donne, the top overall finisher in fan voting, was awarded the first pick in the first round (Starters). Wilson made the first selection in the second round (Reserves). The captains alternated picks in each round until all players in that round had been selected.

Delle Donne and Wilson finished the WNBA All-Star Draft by making two trades, exchanging two players and both head coaches. In the player trade, Delle Donne acquired the New York Liberty's Tina Charles (selected 15th overall by Wilson) in exchange for Collier (selected by Delle Donne at No. 18).

With the trade of head coaches, Bill Laimbeer and his Aces staff will now guide Team Wilson and the Mystics' Mike Thibault and his staff will lead Team Delle Donne. Wilson and Laimbeer will name the replacement for Wilson in the starting lineup.

As the player who received the most fan votes, Delle Donne was able to choose between wearing white or red uniforms. Team Delle Donne selected the white uniforms. Team Wilson will be assigned red uniforms.

Below are the 2019 WNBA All-Star Draft results and the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game rosters.

2019 WNBA All-Star Draft

First Round: Starters

Team Delle Donne

Team Wilson

Pick 1: Brittney Griner, Phoenix

Pick 2: Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles

Pick 3: Jewell Loyd, Seattle

Pick 4: Kayla McBride, Las Vegas

Pick 5: Jonquel Jones, Connecticut

Pick 6: Liz Cambage, Las Vegas

Pick 7: Kia Nurse, New York

Pick 8: Natasha Howard, Seattle

Second Round: Reserves

Team Wilson

Team Delle Donne

Pick 9: Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota

Pick 10: Kristi Toliver, Washington

Pick 11: Diamond DeShields, Chicago

Pick 12: DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix

Pick 13: Allie Quigley, Chicago

Pick 14: Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles

Pick 15: *Tina Charles, New York

Pick 16: Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago

Pick 17: Erica Wheeler, Indiana

Pick 18: +Napheesa Collier, Minnesota

Pick 19: Candice Dupree, Indiana

Pick 20: Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut

Pick 21: Odyssey Sims, Minnesota

*Traded to Team Delle Donne

+Traded to Team Wilson

2019 WNBA ALL-STARS

TEAM DELLE DONNE (Head Coach Mike Thibault)

COLLEGE/

PLAYER TEAM POSITION HT. BIRTHDATE COUNTRY YRS. ASG

Starters

Elena Delle Donne Washington Mystics Frontcourt 6-5 9/5/89 Delaware 6 6

Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury Frontcourt 6-9 10/18/90 Baylor 6 6

Jonquel Jones Connecticut Sun Frontcourt 6-6 1/5/94 George Washington 3 2

Jewell Loyd Seattle Storm Guard 5-10 10/5/93 Notre Dame 4 2

Kia Nurse^ New York Liberty Guard 6-0 2/22/96 Connecticut 1 1

Reserves

DeWanna Bonner Phoenix Mercury Frontcourt 6-4 8/21/87 Auburn 9 3

Tina Charles New York Liberty Frontcourt 6-4 12/5/88 Connecticut 9 7

Nneka Ogwumike Los Angeles Sparks Frontcourt 6-2 7/2/90 Stanford 7 6

Alyssa Thomas Connecticut Sun Frontcourt 6-2 4/12/92 Maryland 5 2

Kristi Toliver Washington Mystics Guard 5-7 1/27/87 Maryland 10 3

Courtney Vandersloot Chicago Sky Guard 5-8 2/8/89 Gonzaga 9 2

TEAM WILSON (Head Coach Bill Laimbeer)

COLLEGE/

PLAYER TEAM POSITION HT. BIRTHDATE COUNTRY YRS. ASG

Starters

Liz Cambage Las Vegas Aces Frontcourt 6-8 8/18/91 Australia 3 3

Chelsea Gray Los Angeles Sparks Guard 5-11 10/8/92 Duke 4 3

Natasha Howard^ Seattle Storm Frontcourt 6-2 9/2/91 Florida State 5 1

Kayla McBride Las Vegas Aces Guard 5-10 6/25/92 Notre Dame 5 3

A'ja Wilson* Las Vegas Aces Frontcourt 6-4 8/8/96 South Carolina 1 2

Reserves

Napheesa Collier^+ Minnesota Lynx Frontcourt 6-1 9/23/96 Connecticut R 1

Diamond DeShields^ Chicago Sky Guard 6-1 3/5/95 Tennessee 1 1

Candice Dupree Indiana Fever Frontcourt 6-2 8/16/84 Temple 13 7

Sylvia Fowles Minnesota Lynx Frontcourt 6-6 10/6/85 LSU 11 6

Allie Quigley Chicago Sky Guard 5-10 6/20/86 DePaul 10 3

Odyssey Sims^ Minnesota Lynx Guard 5-8 7/13/92 Baylor 5 1

Erica Wheeler^ Indiana Fever Guard 5-7 5/2/91 Rutgers 4 1

^ denotes first-time All-Star selection

* denotes injured, unable to play

+ denotes replacement player named by WNBA Commissioner

YRS denotes number of seasons completed entering 2019

ASG denotes number of All-Star selections including 2019


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