Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince and Courtney Vandersloot Named to 2011 WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team as Reserves

CHICAGO, July 19, 2011 – The Chicago Sky’s Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince and Courtney Vandersloot will join the WNBA’s 2011 Eastern Conference All-Star team as reserves it was announced July 19, 2011.

Selected by the league’s 12 head coaches, the Sky claimed the most spots on the 11-player Eastern Conference roster with three.

Fowles, the WNBA’s leading scorer and top shot blocker will make her third straight appearance in a WNBA All-Star game, including once as a member of TEAM USA. Guards Prince and Vandersloot will each make their first all-star appearance.

The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by adidas will be nationally televised on ABC on Saturday, July 23 at 2:30 pm CDT.

Fowles is averaging 20.4, 9.9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Fowles has recorded 10 double-doubles so far this season. She also scored 20 or more points in seven consecutive games from June 10 to June 25.

Prince has started every game for the Sky and is averaging 16.2 points per game (seventh in the WNBA). The Sky shooting guard leads the league in steals at 3.27 per game and is on pace to set the all-time mark for a season in that category.

Rookie point guard Vandersloot averages 8.7 points and 4.7 assists per game, the most assists among rookies and seventh most overall in the league. Vandersloot scored a career high 18 points against Connecticut at the Sky home opener, hitting four three pointers and dishing out 5 assists.

Starters for the WNBA All-Star Game were determined by a fan vote. The top vote getters in the East included the Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings and Katie Douglas; New York’s Cappie Pondexter; Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry; and Connecticut’s Tina Charles. The remaining Eastern Conference reserves include New York’s Essence Carson, Washington’s Crystal Langhorne and Connecticut’s Renee Montgomery.

The Western Conference starters are Seattle’s Sue Bird and Swin Cash; Los Angeles’ Candace Parker; Minnesota’s Maya Moore; and Diana Taurasi from Phoenix. The reserves include: San Antonio’s Danielle Adams and Becky Hammon; Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen; and Phoenix’s Penny Taylor.