Seattle's Bird, Washington's Latta Named As Replacements For Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014
NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 – Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm and Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics have been named by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie as replacement players for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014, the league announced today.
For the 33-year-old Bird, this marks her eighth All-Star appearance, having previously been voted as a starter seven times. The two-time WNBA champion most recently participated in the 2011 All-Star event held in San Antonio, when the league officially unveiled and honored its Top 15 Players of All Time, of which Bird was a member. Now in her 12th WNBA campaign, the former University of Connecticut standout ranks second in WNBA history in total assists (2,035) and assists per game (5.4).
Latta, who participated in her first Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star event last year as a reserve, currently leads the Mystics in scoring (11.0 ppg). The former University of North Carolina star is also tied for second in the league in three-point field goals made this season (42).
Eastern Conference Head Coach Michael Cooper will select a player to start in place of Delle Donne.
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).