Fever's Zellous Named to First WNBA All-Star Game

Official Release | July 23, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous has been named as a reserve for this weekend’s 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game, as announced this evening by the WNBA. Selected in voting by head coaches in respective conferences, Zellous was one of six All-Star reserves named to the East Team which will be coached by Fever coach Lin Dunn and her staff.

For Zellous, it is her first All-Star honor. In her fifth WNBA season, her fourth in Indiana, she has emerged as one of the league’s top stars. She launched herself onto the national stage last season when she energized the Fever on its way to the WNBA championship by averaging 17 points per game in the WNBA Finals. This season, with the Fever roster wracked by injuries to eight different players, she has been one of the club’s biggest bright spots, scoring in double figures in every game and joining Tamika Catchings among league scoring leaders.

Zellous and Chicago rookie Elena Delle Donne are the WNBA’s only players to score in double digits in every one of their team’s games this season. Zellous currently averages 15.8 points per game including a career-high 29 on June 8 vs. Phoenix.

Zellous joins Dunn and Catchings, the East’s second-leading vote-getter and an All-Star starter for the eighth time, as Fever representatives in the midsummer classic which takes place Saturday, July 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (3:30 p.m., ABC-TV). Dunn’s coaching staff also includes first-time All-Star participants Mickie DeMoss, Stephanie White and trainer Todd Champlin.

Together, Catchings and Zellous have led the inspired Fever on a resurgent path following its early struggles and a 1-7 start. Indiana (7-8) has won six of its last seven games prior to Tuesday’s game with the New York Liberty. Should the Fever beat the Liberty to win 7 of 8 and take over third place in the East, they will become the first WNBA team since 2007 to completely reverse an 8-game stretch with seven losses, by winning seven of their next eight.