Elena Leads Votes

Chicago Sky frontcourt star Elena Delle Donne the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year and the leading vote-getter for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star a year ago topped the Eastern Conference and ranked second overall with 26,129 votes. Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 will take place at US Airways Center in Phoenix on Saturday, July 19, and will be nationally televised on ESPN, with tip-off at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).

"There are so many talented players in this league so just to be selected as an All-Star is an honor," said Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne. "Our fans are incredible. Having a Sky player finish ahead in the East for the second consecutive season is exciting and a real testament to the great support we have here in Chicago."

To start the 2014 season, Delle Donne earned WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week recognition based on her performance the week of May 16-25 where she contributed 20+ points in each of the team's first four games to catapult her team to a perfect 4-0 start to the season. Delle Donne went on to be named the WNBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in May. Delle Donne scored 21 or more points in five of Chicago's six games and guided the Sky to the top spot in the Eastern Conference (5-1).

Against the Los Angeles Sparks on June 6, Delle Donne delivered career highs with 33 points and 14 rebounds, becoming just the third player in Sky history to score 33 or more points in regulation. In the same game, she set the WNBA record for most free throws made without a miss when she went 16-for-16 from the free throw line. Delle Donne boasts averages of 21.2 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game midway through the 2014 season.

Also voted to the Eastern Conference frontcourt alongside Delle Donne is Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry (17,562) and Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings (13,939). The starting guards for the East will be Atlanta's Shoni Schimmel (25,601) the No. 8 overall pick this past April and 2007 WNBA Finals MVP Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty (10,104).

Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore MVP of the 2013 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile led all players with 28,389 votes following final returns of the 2014 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile. Joining three-time All-Star starter Moore in the Western Conference frontcourt are 2013 regular-season MVP and MVP of Boost Mobile All-Star 2013 Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks (23,555), as well as 2013 WNBA No. 1 overall draft pick Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury (18,432).

At the backcourt spots for the West will be seven-time All-Star and 2009 regular-season MVP Diana Taurasi of Phoenix (19,404) and Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock (17,937), the No. 3 overall selection in the heralded 2013 draft class.

The 12 WNBA head coaches will select the reserves by voting for six players within their own conference, including two guards, three frontcourt players, and a player from either position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The league will announce the reserves during ESPN2's national telecast of the Sparks and Fever on Tuesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

Replacement players, who will take the roster spot of players who cannot play due to injury, will be named by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. Any changes to the starting lineup necessitated by injury will be made by the head coach of the respective All-Star team.



Guards: Shoni Schimmel (Atl) 25,601; Cappie Pondexter (NY) 10,104; Ivory Latta (Was) 9,932; Briann January (Ind) 8,717; Courtney Vandersloot (Chi) 7,504; Katie Douglas (Con) 7,318; Epiphanny Prince (Chi) 6,006; Kara Lawson (Was) 5,064; Shavonte Zellous (Ind) 4,399; Anna Cruz (NY) 2,753; Matee Ajavon (Atl) 2,727; Allison Hightower (Con) 1,863

Frontcourt: Elena Delle Donne (Chi) 26,129; Angel McCoughtry (Atl) 17,562; Tamika Catchings (Ind) 13,939; Erika de Souza (Atl) 12,859; Chiney Ogwumike (Con) 11,980; Tina Charles (NY) 9,796; Jessica Breland (Chi) 5,841; Sylvia Fowles (Chi) 5,072; Sancho Lyttle (Atl) 4,615; Erlana Larkins (Ind) 3,970; Marissa Coleman (Ind) 3,344; Emma Meesseman (Was) 2,981; Kelsey Bone (Con) 2,239; Kelsey Griffin (Con) 2,209; Kia Vaughn (Was) 2,047; Monique Currie (Was) 1,818; Essence Carson (NY) 1,710; Plenette Pierson (NY) 1,533


Guards: Diana Taurasi (Phx) 19,404; Skylar Diggins (Tul) 17,937; Seimone Augustus (Minn) 16,143; Lindsay Whalen (Minn) 13,691; Sue Bird (Sea) 8,210; Becky Hammon (SA) 6,663; Danielle Robinson (SA) 4,685; Erin Phillips (Phx) 3,895; Kristi Toliver (LA) 3,485; Alana Beard (LA) 2,892; Riquna Williams (Tul) 1,844; Tanisha Wright (Sea) 1,361

Frontcourt: Maya Moore (Minn) 28,389; Candace Parker (LA) 23,555; Brittney Griner (Phx) 18,432; Nneka Ogwumike (LA) 10,697; Kayla McBride (SA) 10,192; Janel McCarville (Minn) 8,210; Candice Dupree (Phx) 7,844; Glory Johnson (Tul) 6,261; DeWanna Bonner (Phx) 5,183; Rebekkah Brunson (Minn) 4,707; Courtney Paris (Tul) 3,568; Jayne Appel (SA) 3,475; Crystal Langhorne (Sea) 3,221; Sophia Young-Malcolm (SA) 2,534; Camille Little (Sea) 2,290; Jantel Lavender (LA) 2,114; Jordan Hooper (Tul) 1,963; Shekinna Stricklen (Sea) 1,798