Sky Shines in All-Star Voting

Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Epiphanny Prince are All-Stars! The WNBA announced Thursday that the pair have been named to the 2013 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game starting lineup.

Since joining the Sky, Delle Donne has made her mark in the league. She was named WNBA Rookie of the Month (June) and WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for June 24-30 and July 1-7. Delle Donne is the league’s top free throw shooter (95.3%). She is also the top rookie in points per game (19.1), total points (268) and minutes per game (32.7).

Joining Delle Donne is teammate and Sky three-point leader Epiphanny Prince. Prince, who was an All-Star in 2011, received 16,083 to capture a guard spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star roster. This will be her first All-Star start. Prince sits fourth in the league in three-point percentage (44.6%) and free-throw percentage (91.7%). She also is ranked eighth in total three-points made (25).

The 2008 WNBA MVP, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker ranked second overall in WNBA All-Star votes (33,810). She led the Western Conference. Joining her is Mercury rookie Brittney Griner. This is the first time in WNBA history that the top two draft picks made the All-Star starting lineup.

The All-Star Game presented by Boost Mobile will air live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. Connecticut Sun will host the game, for the third time in franchise history, at the Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, Conn.).

The Sky’s next home game is Saturday, July 20 against the New York Liberty. Fans can catch the game on The U Too or join us at Allstate Arena. Call 866. SKY.WNBA or visit www.chicagosky.net to get your tickets today.