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Copper, Vandersloot and Meesseman Selected as 2022 WNBA All-Star Game Reserves

June 28, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release


Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman will represent the Chicago Sky in the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game as reserves, the league announced today. They will join teammate Candace Parker, who was recently selected as a starter.

Copper is named an All-Star for the second year in a row. In 2021, she started in all 32 games with the Sky and scored in double-figures across the team's ten playoff games, dropping over 20 points in four of the matchups. The 2021 WNBA Finals MVP currently leads the Sky in scoring, averaging 14.0 points per game, shooting 43.8% from the field and 38.3% from three-point range. She was also named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week this season for the first time in her seven-year career.

Vandersloot has played all 12 seasons of her WNBA career with the Sky and will appear in her fourth All-Star Game this year. She has led the WNBA in Assists for the past five seasons, currently holding the second-place spot in the league this season at 6.7 per game, behind Washington Mystics' Natasha Cloud at 7.4 apg. A five-time WNBA Peak Performer Award recipient, Vandersloot recorded a double-double in ten playoff games and tallied a career-high of 28 points during the regular season in 2021. She was recently honored as the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the seventh time in her career for the week of June 26, 2022.

In her eighth year in the WNBA, Meesseman will make her second career All-Star appearance. Her first was in 2015 with the Washington Mystics. In 2019, she went on to become the first All-Star reserve player to be named a WNBA Finals MVP. This year, her first with the Sky, Meesseman leads the team in steals, averaging 1.9 per game. She is the second-highest scorer on the team, behind Copper, averaging 13.2 points on 55.6% field goal shooting while seeing 29.2 minutes of action per game.

The All-Star selection process began with a collection of votes from fans, current WNBA players, and a national panel of sports broadcasters and writers. Fan votes account for 50 percent and media and player votes, 25 percent each. From that list, each player's score was determined by averaging the fan, player and media's rank of the All-Star contenders. Voting for the 12 reserves began on June 22 and was selected by the league's head coaches. The 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star co-captains will select their respective All-Star rosters during ESPN's broadcast of the WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special on July 2 at 2 p.m. CT/3 p.m. ET.

The 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game tips off Sunday, July 10 at 12 p.m. CT at Wintrust Arena and will be broadcasted on ABC.


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