GAME TO BE PLAYED MONDAY, JULY 16 AT 8 P.M. ET ON ESPN
Starters Announced for 2001 All-Star Game
Starters for the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game, to be played at the TD Waterhouse Centre in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, July 16, were determined by fan balloting online -- at www.wnba.com and accessible through Yahoo! Sports at sports.yahoo.com -- as well as team All-Star balloting nights in-arena.
Each conference's eight head coaches will select the remaining All-Star players, with the reserves to be announced on Wednesday, July 11. Van Chancellor of the Houston Comets and Richie Adubato of the New York Liberty will coach the Western Conference and Eastern Conference All-Stars, respectively.
EASTERN CONFERENCE (Final Returns)
Forwards: Chamique Holdsclaw (Wash) 105,006; Vickie Johnson (NY) 45,769; Sheri Sam (Mia) 41,223; Vicky Bullett (Wash) 39,566; Elena Baranova (Mia) 32,888; Taj McWilliams-Franklin (Orl) 27,215; Shalonda Enis (Cha) 23,245; Eva Nemcova (Cle) 19,192; Stephanie McCarty (Ind) 18,273; Chasity Melvin (Cle) 16,515; Rushia Brown (Cle) 12,360; Astou Ndiaye-Diatta (Det) 9,030; Alicia Thompson (Ind) 9,025; Monica Maxwell (Ind) 7,699; Deanna Nolan (Det) 7,015
Guards: Teresa Weatherspoon (NY) 75,349; Nikki McCray (Wash) 57,280; Dawn Staley (Cha) 49,982; Becky Hammon (NY) 41,062; Sandy Brondello (Mia) 36,696; Debbie Black (Mia) 33,388; Tonya Edwards (Cha) 27,774; Andrea Stinson (Cha) 27,748; Nykesha Sales (Orl) 25,731; Merlakia Jones (Cle) 21,354; Shannon Johnson (Orl) 15,991; Kelly Miller (Cha) 14,151; Crystal Robinson (NY) 10,446; Rita Williams (Ind) 9,936; Dominique Canty (Det) 6,230; Gordana Grubin (Ind) 4,969
WESTERN CONFERENCE (Final Returns)
Forwards: Tina Thompson (Hou) 93,901; Ruthie Bolton-Holifield (Sac) 53,466; Katie Smith (Min) 40,239; Natalie Williams (Utah) 32,197; Amanda Lassiter (Hou) 28,237; Tangela Smith (Sac) 26,157; Mwadi Mabika (LA) 25,473; DeLisha Milton (LA) 21,377; Sylvia Crawley (Por) 18,331; Michelle Edwards (Sea) 16,551; LaQuanda Barksdale (Por) 11,791; Kamila Vodichkova (Sea) 8,681; Adrienne Goodson (Utah) 7,669; Alisa Burras (Por) 7,291
Guards: Janeth Arcain (Hou) 70,107; Ticha Penicheiro (Sac) 48,801; Jackie Stiles (Por) 46,095; Coquese Washington (Hou) 39,692; Michele Timms (Pho) 30,158; Sophia Witherspoon (Por) 29,428; Kedra Holland-Corn (Sac) 27,944; Jennifer Azzi (Utah) 24,270; Tamecka Dixon (LA) 22,954; Betty Lennox (Min) 17,657; Ukari Figgs (LA) 15,441; Korie Hlede (Utah) 11,092; Kristi Harrower (Min) 10,380; Sonja Henning (Sea) 8,080