Rosters Set for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 on July 20 - WNBA (2024)

Rosters Set for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 on July 20 - WNBA (1)

– 11-Time All-Star Diana Taurasi Joined by First-Time Selections Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese –

– Game to Feature WNBA All-Stars vs. USA Basketball Women’s National Team –

NEW YORK, July 2, 2024 – AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024, to be played Saturday, July 20 in Phoenix, will showcase the league’s brightest stars squaring off against one another as the USA Basketball Women’s National Team takes on the WNBA All-Stars who were selected as part of a combination of fan, player, media and coach voting.

The 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, already announced as a sellout at Footprint Center, home of the three-time WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury, will be televised by ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. In addition to celebrating the send-off of WNBA players selected to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics, the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be the centerpiece of two full days packed with WNBA activities.

Additional events include ESPN’s presentation of the STARRY® WNBA 3-Point Contest and the Kia WNBA Skills Challenge on Friday, July 19 (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET) at Footprint Center. Limited tickets remain available for the Friday events and are available here.

The initial selection of the All-Stars was conducted through a combination of voting by fans (50 percent of the vote), current WNBA players (25 percent) and a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters (25 percent).

After considering the fan, player and media votes, the top 10 vote-getters were as follows (listed in alphabetical order): Aliyah Boston (Indiana Fever), Caitlin Clark (Indiana), Napheesa Collier (Minnesota Lynx), Kahleah Copper (Phoenix), Dearica Hamby (Los Angeles Sparks), Sabrina Ionescu (New York Liberty), Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings), Breanna Stewart (New York), A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces) and Jackie Young (Las Vegas).

Boston, Clark, Hamby and Ogunbowale, who are not currently on the USA Women’s National Team 5-on-5 roster, are automatically named to participate in the 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game and assigned to Team WNBA as a result of being in the top 10.

The names of the next 36 highest vote-getters not already on the USA Women’s National Team, available here, were then provided to the 12 WNBA head coaches, who voted to fill the remaining spots for the 12-player Team WNBA roster. Coaches were not able to vote for their own players. Each coach was required to submit votes for five frontcourt players, three guards and four additional players at any position.

The additional eight players who are named to the 2024 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game are (listed alphabetically): DeWanna Bonner (Connecticut Sun), Allisha Gray (Atlanta Dream), Brionna Jones (Connecticut), Jonquel Jones (New York), Kayla McBride (Minnesota), Kelsey Mitchell (Indiana), Nneka Ogwumike (Seattle Storm) and Angel Reese (Chicago Sky).

In the fan-voting portion of balloting, Indiana teammates Clark (700,735 votes) and Boston (618,680) finished first and second, respectively. Rounding out the top five in fan voting were Wilson (607,300), Stewart (424,135) and Reese (381,518).

Starters for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 will be determined by the respective head coaches of Team WNBA and the USA Basketball Women’s National Team. If a player for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team is unable to participate in AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024, USA Basketball will appoint a replacement. If a member of Team WNBA is unable to play, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will name a replacement.

Below are the rosters for the WNBA All-Stars representing Team WNBA and the USA Basketball Women’s National Team (USA Women).

TEAM WNBA

PLAYERTEAMPOSITIONHTBIRTHDATECOLLEGEYRSASG
DeWanna BonnerConnecticut SunFrontcourt6-48/21/87Auburn146
Aliyah BostonIndiana FeverFrontcourt6-512/11/01South Carolina12
Caitlin Clark^Indiana FeverBackcourt6-01/22/02IowaR1
Allisha GrayAtlanta DreamBackcourt6-01/2/95South Carolina72
Dearica HambyLos Angeles SparksFrontcourt6-311/6/93Wake Forest93
Brionna JonesConnecticut SunFrontcourt6-312/18/95Maryland73
Jonquel JonesNew York LibertyFrontcourt6-61/5/94George Washington75
Kayla McBrideMinnesota LynxBackcourt5-116/25/92Notre Dame104
Kelsey MitchellIndiana FeverBackcourt5-811/12/95Ohio State62
Arike OgunbowaleDallas WingsBackcourt5-83/2/97Notre Dame54
Nneka OgwumikeSeattle StormFrontcourt6-27/2/90Stanford129
Angel Reese^Chicago SkyFrontcourt6-35/6/02LSUR1

USA WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

PLAYERWNBA TEAMPOSITIONHTBIRTHDATECOLLEGEYRSASG
Napheesa CollierMinnesota LynxFrontcourt6-19/23/96Connecticut54
Kahleah CopperPhoenix MercuryBackcourt6-18/28/94Rutgers84
Chelsea GrayLas Vegas AcesBackcourt5-1110/8/92Duke96
Brittney GrinerPhoenix MercuryFrontcourt6-910/18/90Baylor1010
Sabrina IonescuNew York LibertyBackcourt5-1112/6/97Oregon43
Jewell LoydSeattle StormBackcourt5-1010/5/93Notre Dame96
Kelsey PlumLas Vegas AcesBackcourt5-88/24/94Washington63
Breanna StewartNew York LibertyFrontcourt6-48/27/94Connecticut76
Diana TaurasiPhoenix MercuryBackcourt6-06/11/82Connecticut1911
Alyssa ThomasConnecticut SunFrontcourt6-24/12/92Maryland105
A’ja WilsonLas Vegas AcesFrontcourt6-48/8/96South Carolina66
Jackie YoungLas Vegas AcesBackcourt6-09/16/97Notre Dame53

^ denotes first-time All-Star selection

YRS denotes number of seasons completed entering 2024

ASG denotes number of All-Star selections including 2024

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 – Team WNBA

  • DeWanna Bonner, Sun (6th All-Star selection): Connecticut’s leading scorer at 16.2 points per game, Bonner has been named to five of the six most recent All-Star Games. She is averaging 6.1 rebounds per game this season, second best on the Sun behind only Alyssa Thomas. A two-time WNBA champion and three-time winner of the Kia WNBA Sixth Player of the Year Award, Bonner ranks fifth in WNBA history for career points (7,188).
  • Aliyah Boston, Fever (2nd All-Star selection): Last year, Boston became the eighth rookie selected to start in the All-Star Game and went on to be voted as the unanimous Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year after pacing all rookies in points, rebounds, steals and blocks and becoming the first rookie to lead the league in field goal percentage. Boston, who is averaging 8 points and 10.6 rebounds per game over her last seven games, ranks 10th in the WNBA in rebounding (8.3 rpg) this season.
  • Caitlin Clark, Fever (1st All-Star selection): The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2024, Clark is pacing all rookies in scoring (16.2 ppg), assists (6.9 apg) and made three-point shots (56). Among all players, Clark ranks 16th in scoring, second in made three-pointers and third in assists. The Kia WNBA Rookie of the Month for May, she is the fastest player in WNBA history to reach at least 300 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists. Using a minimum standard of 15 career games played, Clark ranks first among WNBA rookies all time in made threes per game (2.8) and second in assists per game (Ticha Penicheiro, 7.5 in 1998).
  • Allisha Gray, Dream (2nd All-Star selection): An All-Star for the second consecutive year, Gray leads the Dream in scoring this season with 15.6 points per game, the second-highest figure of her career behind the 17.1 points she recorded last season. The 2017 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year, Gray won a gold medal in the inaugural 3-on-3 competition during the Olympic games held in 2021.
  • Dearica Hamby, Sparks (3rd All-Star selection): A WNBA All-Star in 2021 and 2022 with the Aces, the two-time Kia WNBA Sixth Player of the Year earns her first All-Star selection with the Sparks. She leads Los Angeles with career highs of 18.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Hamby was recently named to the 2024 USA 3-on-3 Women’s Olympic Team.
  • Brionna Jones, Sun (3rd All-Star selection): The 2022 Kia WNBA Sixth Player of the Year and the 2021 Kia WNBA Most Improved Player, Jones is an All-Star selection for the third time in four seasons. After missing more than half of last season following an Achilles injury in June, Jones is averaging 13.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season.
  • Jonquel Jones, Liberty (5th All-Star selection): Jones has been selected to four of the five most recent All-Star Games. The 2021 Kia WNBA MVP and 2018 Kia WNBA Sixth Player of the Year, Jones is shooting a league-high and career-best 58.5 percent from the field this season and ranks ninth with 8.6 rebounds per game. She also is the Liberty’s third-leading scorer (16.2 ppg).
  • Kayla McBride, Lynx (4th All-Star selection): McBride is an All-Star for the first time since 2019. The 11-year WNBA veteran is Minnesota’s second-leading scorer with 15.8 points per game, her highest output since 2018 (18.2 ppg). She ranks third in the league with 55 made three-point shots and is averaging a career-high 3.8 assists per game.
  • Kelsey Mitchell, Fever (2nd All-Star selection): The No. 2 pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft, Mitchell made her All-Star debut last year in her sixth WNBA season. From 2020 through 2023, she ranked in the top 10 among WNBA players in scoring each season. Mitchell ranks 13th this season, averaging a team-leading16.3 points per game for Indiana.
  • Arike Ogunbowale, Wings (4th All-Star selection): Ogunbowale was the 2021 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game MVP after her 26 points led Team WNBA to a 93-85 win over the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in her first All-Star appearance. After ranking among the top five scorers in the WNBA each of the past five seasons, including 2020 when she led the league, Ogunbowale ranks second this season (23.7 ppg). She also is No. 1 in made threes (59) and steals (2.83 spg).
  • Nneka Ogwumike, Storm (9th All-Star selection): Among the 2024 All-Stars, Ogwumike ranks third in career All-Star selections behind Diana Taurasi (11) and Brittney Griner (10). She ranks second on the Storm in scoring (17.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg) this season. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2012, Ogwumike has been named to the All-WNBA Second Team five times, including each of the past two seasons.
  • Angel Reese, Sky (1st All-Star selection): The No. 7 overall draft pick in 2024, Reese was named the Kia WNBA Rookie of the Month for June. With 10 points and 16 rebounds at Minnesota on Sunday, Reese set a WNBA single-season record for consecutive double-doubles with 10. For the season, she leads the WNBA in rebounding (11.4 rpg). Using a minimum standard of 15 career games played, Reese ranks second among rookies all time in rebounding, trailing only Tina Charles (11.7 in 2010).

AT&T WNBA All-Star 2024 – USA Women’s National Team

The 2024 USA Basketball Women’s National Team is highlighted by 12 current WNBA players with extensive USA Basketball experience, including Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury), who will make her 11th All-Star appearance. The squad boasts eight WNBA champions, three Kia WNBA MVPs and five Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year winners and has earned a combined 15 Olympic gold medals.

  • Napheesa Collier, Lynx (4th All-Star selection): Collier has been named to four of the five most recent All-Star Games, missing only the 2022 contest when she was returning from the birth of her daughter. In 2023, Collier finished fourth in the voting for Kia WNBA MVP and was selected to the All-WNBA First Team and the All-Defensive Second Team. This season, Collier ranks fourth in the WNBA in scoring (20.9 ppg), third in rebounding (10.4 rpg) and second in steals (2.33 spg). She won a gold medal at the Olympics held in 2021.
  • Kahleah Copper, Mercury (4th All-Star selection): In her first season with the Mercury, Copper is a WNBA All-Star for the fourth consecutive season. After leading the Sky in scoring each of the past three seasons, she is pacing the Mercury in scoring with a career-high 21.8 points per game. Copper was the 2021 Finals MVP, when she led Chicago past Phoenix.
  • Chelsea Gray, Aces (6th All-Star selection): Gray, who won a gold medal at the Olympics held in 2021, is an Olympian for the second time. The point guard was the 2022 Finals MVP and helped guide the Aces to a second consecutive title in 2023. Last season, Gray ranked third in the WNBA with 7.3 assists per game and was an All-WNBA Second Team member. After missing the first 12 games of this season due to a foot injury sustained in the 2023 WNBA Finals, Gray has returned to help the Aces win four straight games and improve to 10-6.
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury (10th All-Star selection): A two-time WNBA scoring leader and two-time Kia WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Griner has earned her 10th WNBA All-Star selection.After being sidelined early this season with a toe injury, Griner is averaging 20.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.33 blocks per game. She ranks first in league history with 2.7 blocks per game and 18 regular-season dunks. She won gold medals at the Olympics held in 2016 and 2021.
  • Sabrina Ionescu, Liberty (3rd All-Star selection): Ionescu, the Kia WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month in June, ranks second on the Liberty in scoring (18.8 ppg) and first in assists (6.5 apg) with career highs in both categories. Last year,Ionescu made a WNBA-record 128 three-pointers and set the NBA and WNBA single-round record with37 pointsin the final round of the STARRY® WNBA 3-Point Contest. She was an All-WNBA Second Team selection in each of the past two seasons.
  • Jewell Loyd, Storm (6th All-Star selection): At the 2023 AT&T All-Star Game, Loyd set All-Star records of 31 points and 10 made three-pointers to earn MVP honors. Loyd helped Seattle win WNBA championships in 2018 and 2020. She also won a gold medal at the Olympics held in 2021. Last season, Loyd scored a WNBA single-season record 939 points and led the league in scoring (24.7 ppg), the second-highest average in WNBA history (Diana Taurasi, 25.3 in 2006). In 2024, she ranks fifth in scoring (20.2 ppg).
  • Kelsey Plum, Aces (3rd All-Star selection): A WNBA All-Star for the third consecutive season, Plum was named the MVP of the 2022 AT&T All-Star Game after scoring a then-record 30 points. She helped the Aces win WNBA championships in 2022 and 2023 and was named to the All-WNBA First Team in 2022. She ranks 10th in the WNBA in scoring (17.3 ppg) and ninth in assists (5.1 apg) this season. Plum won a gold medal in the 3-on-3 competition at the Olympics held in 2021.
  • Breanna Stewart, Liberty (6th All-Star selection): The Kia WNBA MVP in 2018 and 2023, Stewart is a two-time WNBA champion and five-time All-WNBA First Team selection. Behind Stewart, who ranks sixth in the league in scoring (19.8 ppg), eighth in rebounding (8.7 rpg) and fourth in steals (2.16 spg) this season, New York sits atop the WNBA standings (16-3, .842). She won gold medals at the Olympics held in 2016 and 2021.
  • Diana Taurasi, Mercury (11th All-Star selection): Taurasi’s 11 WNBA All-Star selections are second in league history, behind only Sue Bird’s 13. At 42, the 20-year WNBA veteran will be the oldest player to participate in an AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, topping Bird (41 years, 267 days in 2022). The WNBA’s career leader in points (10,407) and made three-point shots (1,411), Taurasi is a three-time WNBA champion, a Kia WNBA MVP and a two-time Finals MVP. She won gold medals at the last five Olympics and has played more games than any other woman in USA Basketball Olympic history (38).
  • Alyssa Thomas, Sun (5th All-Star selection): A first-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team, Thomas was the runner-up to Stewart for the 2023 Kia WNBA MVP Award and earned her first selection to the All-WNBA First Team last season. She is the WNBA career leader for triple-doubles in the regular season (nine) and postseason (three). Behind Thomas, who leads the WNBA in assists (7.5 apg) and ranks fifth in rebounding (9.5 rpg) to go with 12.1 points per game, Connecticut has the second-best record in the league (15-4, .789).
  • A’ja Wilson, Aces (6th All-Star selection): A two-time Kia WNBA MVP, two-time Kia WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and three-time All-WNBA First Team selection, Wilson won a gold medal at the Olympics held in 2021. The Kia WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month in May and June, Wilson is averaging career highs in scoring (26.9 ppg), rebounding (11.1 rpg) and blocks (2.31 bpg). She leads the league in points and ranks second in rebounds and blocks per game.
  • Jackie Young, Aces (3rd All-Star selection): Young helped the Aces win consecutive WNBA championships in 2022, when she earned the Kia WNBA Sixth Player of the Year Award, and in 2023, when she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team. In 2024, she ranks seventh in the WNBA in scoring (18.9 ppg) and assists (5.4 apg) with career-high figures in both categories. Young won a gold medal in the 3-on-3 competition at the Olympics held in 2021.

This marks the second time that the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will feature the USA Basketball Women’s National Team vs. Team WNBA format. The last time the format was used, on July 14, 2021, the Wings’ Ogunbowale scored a game-high 26 points to lead Team WNBA to a 93-85 win over the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in Las Vegas ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Ogunbowale, then a first-time All-Star, was named MVP.

Phoenix also will be the site of the third annual WNBA Live presented by U.S. Bank. The league’s two-day fan festival, which will celebrate the intersection of the WNBA, fashion, music and culture, will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center from July 19-20 with free admission. Information regarding tickets will be announced in early July.

AT&T is the Marquee Partner of the WNBA and an inaugural member of the WNBA Changemakers, a collective network of partners built on a mission to elevate, advance and economically empower underrepresented groups and women through the power of sport. In addition to AT&T, the Changemakers platform includes CarMax, Deloitte, Google, Nike and U.S. Bank.

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