NEW YORK, July 11 --
Washington Mystics guard Stacey Dales-Schuman
will represent the Eastern Conference as a reserve in the 2002 WNBA All-Star Game, replacing injured player Chamique Holdsclaw
, it was announced by WNBA President Val Ackerman.
Dales-Schuman has been a key factor in the Mystics' resurgence this season.|
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Holdsclaw, who also plays for the Mystics and was voted into the starting lineup in the WNBA All-Star Balloting Program Presented by Yahoo!® Sports, will not play due to a left ankle sprain.
Dales-Schuman, who was selected third overall by the Mystics in the 2002 WNBA Draft, will be appearing in her first WNBA All-Star Game. She is currently second on the team in scoring with 12.4 points per game, along with 3.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.
Holdsclaw’s replacement in the starting lineup will be chosen by Eastern Conference coach Anne Donovan prior to the game.
The 2002 WNBA All-Star Game will be hosted by the Mystics at the MCI Center on Monday, July 15 ,and will be televised nationally on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.