Party of Two

New York, NY - July 6, 2005 - Liberty fans have enjoyed the 1-2 combination of Becky Hammon and Ann Wauters all season and now the rest of the country will as well. The duo will put their skills on display when they take the court at the 2005 WNBA All-Star Game this Saturday. Wauters was just named to the squad yesterday in an announcement made by the league. She is one of six reserves added to the five starters, which includes Hammon, that were announced last week. The game will air live on Saturday from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT at 4:00 p.m. on ABC.

Wauters has certainly had an All-Star caliber season thus far for the Liberty. She is leading the team in both scoring, with 13.5 ppg, and rebounding, at 6.9 rpg. Wauters has scored in double figures in eight straight games and 11 of the 13 games in 2005.

Wauters and Hammon will be in good company this weekend. The 2005 All-Star Teams follow:

Head Coach: Mike Thibault (Connecticut)

-Alana Beard - Washington Mystics -Guard
-Swin Cash - Detroit Shock -Forward
-Tamika Catchings -Indiana Fever Forward
-Cheryl Ford - Detroit Shock - Forward
-Becky Hammon -New York Liberty - Guard
-Taj McWilliams-Franklin - Connecticut Sun - Forward
-Deanna Nolan - Detroit Shock - Guard
-Ruth Riley - Detroit Shock - Center
-Nykesha Sales - Connecticut Sun - Guard
-Dawn Staley - Charlotte Sting - Guard
-Ann Wauters - New York Liberty - Center

Head Coach: Anne Donovan (Seattle)

-Sue Bird - Seattle Storm - Guard
-Marie Ferdinand - San Antonio Silver Stars - Guard
-Yolanda Griffith - Sacramento Monarchs - Center
-Chamique Holdsclaw - Los Angeles Sparks - Forward
-Lauren Jackson - Seattle Storm - Forward
-Lisa Leslie - Los Angeles Sparks - Center
-Katie Smith - Minnesota Lynx - Guard
-Michelle Snow - Houston Comets - Center
-Sheryl Swoopes - Houston Comets - Guard
-Diana Taurasi - Phoenix Mercury - Guard
-DeMya Walker - Sacramento Monarchs - Forward