NEW YORK LIBERTY GUARD CAPPIE PONDEXTER VOTED STARTER FOR 2013 WNBA ALL-STAR GAME

Pondexter Earns Fifth All-Star Selection and Second Career Start

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 18, 2013New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter was voted a starter for the 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced today. The game will be played at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, on Saturday, July 27.

Pondexter led all Eastern Conference guards with 18,265 votes, en route to earning her fifth All-Star selection (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011) and second career start.

Pondexter leads the Liberty in scoring with 17.9 points per game, which ranks sixth in the WNBA. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and a team-best 3.6 assists per game. Pondexter has scored in double figures in 13 games this season, including five 20-point outings.

The 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game, hosted by the Connecticut Sun, will broadcast live on ABC at 3:30 p.m.

Following are the starting lineups for the 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game:

Eastern Conference Starters:​                                                                     Western Conference Starters:
Cappie Pondexter, Guard (New York Liberty)​                                              Diana Taurasi, Guard (Phoenix Mercury)
Epiphanny Prince, Guard (Chicago Sky)​                                                      Seimone Augustus, Guard (Minnesota Lynx)
Elena Delle Donne, Frontcourt (Chicago Sky)​                                             Candace Parker, Frontcourt (Los Angeles Sparks)
Tamika Catchings, Frontcourt (Indiana Fever)​                                             Maya Moore, Frontcourt (Minnesota Lynx)
Angel McCoughtry, Frontcourt (Atlanta Dream)​                                            Brittney Griner, Frontcourt (Phoenix Mercury)
 
The 12 WNBA head coaches will select the reserves by voting for six players within their own conference, including two guards and four frontcourt players. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The league will announce the reserves during a nationally televised game between the Liberty and the Fever on ESPN2, Tuesday, July 23 at 7 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.

By virtue of winning their respective conference titles last season, Indiana head coach Lin Dunn will coach the Eastern Conference, and the Western Conference will be led by Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve.

2013 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE

EASTERN CONFERENCE -- FINAL RETURNS LEADERS

Guards: Cappie Pondexter (NY) 18,265; Epiphanny Prince (Chi) 16,083; Ivory Latta (Wsh) 13,483; Kara Lawson (Con) 11,666; Katie Douglas (Ind) 10,436; Briann January (Ind) 8,562; Courtney Vandersloot 7,937; Tiffany Hayes (Atl) 5,336; Allison Hightower (CON) 4,075; Armintie Herrington (Atl) 3,666

Frontcourt: Elena Delle Donne (Chi) 35,646; Tamika Catchings (Ind) 27,921; Angel McCoughtry (Atl) 18,523; Tina Charles (Con) 16,711; Sylvia Fowles (Chi) 15,045; Swin Cash (Chi) 12,777; Shavonte Zellous (Ind) 6,435; Erika de Souza (Atl) 3,861; Crystal Langhorne (Wsh) 3,836; Erlana Larkins (Ind) 3,766; Kara Braxton (NY) 3,691; Kelsey Griffin (Con) 3,353; Kalana Greene (Con) 3,114; Sancho Lyttle (Atl) 3,047; Kelsey Bone (NY) 2,876; Monique Currie (Wsh) 2,789; Plenette Pierson (NY) 2,553; Kia Vaughn (Wsh) 1,886

WESTERN CONFERENCE -- FINAL RETURNS LEADERS

Guards: Diana Taurasi (Phx) 26,019; Seimone Augustus (Minn) 18,454; Skylar Diggins (Tul) 15,839; Lindsay Whalen (Minn) 15,288; Kristi Toliver (LA) 10,550; Lindsey Harding (LA) 9,367; Becky Hammon (SA) 5,620; Danielle Robinson (SA) 4,935; Candice Wiggins (Tul) 4,115; Temeka Johnson (Sea) 2,521; Samantha Prahalis (Phx) 2,218; Tanisha Wright (Sea) 1,782

Frontcourt: Candace Parker (LA) 33,810; Maya Moore (Minn) 31,635; Brittney Griner (Phx) 22,185; Nneka Ogwumike (LA) 13,635; Glory Johnson (Tul) 12,978; Rebekkah Brunson (Minn) 10,144; Tina Thompson (Sea) 9,986; DeWanna Bonner (Phx) 9,107; Candice Dupree (Phx) 9,013; Alana Beard (LA) 5,803; Janel McCarville (Minn) 5,708; Liz Cambage (Tul) 3,848; Jayne Appel (SA) 3,560; Camille Little (Sea) 2,608; DeLisha Milton-Jones (SA) 2,276; Shameka Christon (SA) 2,168; Roneeka Hodges (Tul) 2,023; Noelle Quinn (Sea) 981