Vote for the Sky for this Year’s All-Star Game

The Chicago Sky is encouraging its fans to vote for their favorite Sky players to play in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game hosted by the San Antonio Silver Stars at the AT&T Center on July 23.

The voting begins on June 11 at 8 p.m. 60 players are on the ballot from the 12 teams in the league, and Sylvia Fowles, Epiphanny Prince, Tamera Young, Michelle Snow and Courtney Vandersloot are ready to represent the Sky.

The WNBA 2011 All-Star balloting allows for Chicago fans to vote anywhere around the world. They can vote directly on WNBA.com or on their mobile phone, where they can text their favorite player’s name to 6-9-6-2-2. The starters will be revealed during the nationally televised game between the Seattle Storm and the San Antonio Silverstars on ESPN2 on July 14. The reserves, who are selected by the coaches, will be named on July 19 on ESPN2 during the game between the Chicago Sky and the Seattle Storm.

Team captain, Sylvia Fowles, is a three-time all-star entering her fourth season in the WNBA. The MVP at last season’s All-Star Game, she has averaged 14.0 points in her career and has accumulated 1,064 points and 660 rebounds.

Epiphanny Prince is entering her second year in the WNBA and is ready to turn the corner to stardom. She played overseas with the Spartak Moscow Team under current Chicago head coach Pokey Chatman and greatly improved her game.

Tamera Young, who is entering her third year with the Sky, and fourth year in the league knows how to get to the rim. Her athleticism makes her an elite player on both ends of the court.

Michelle Snow, a 10-year veteran and former two-time All-Star is the other half of the twin towers along with Fowles that anchor the defense and intimidate their foes.

Courtney Vandersloot, the Sky’s rookie point guard from Gonzaga, broke the Division I season record for assists in a season and led Gonzaga to a 31-5 season last year. This is one rookie ready to shine.

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