WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING TIPS OFF

The Connecticut Sun will host the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game for the third time in franchise history ABC will nationally broadcast the game, which will take place on Saturday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

“Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2013 is a celebration of the greatest women’s basketball players in the world and a showcase event for fans of the WNBA,” said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. “I can’t think of a better way to engage with our fans than to have them select the All-Star starting lineups.”

“Boost Mobile is excited to partner with the WNBA on the selection process for the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Corporate Marketing, Boost Mobile. “We encourage all fans to get out there and cast a vote for their favorite players.”

The 60 players included on the ballot represent all 12 WNBA teams. Voters are asked to select two guards and three frontcourt players (forwards and/or centers) from each conference. A write-in option is also available, allowing fans to choose players not listed on the ballot.

2013 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile allows fans worldwide to vote daily for their favorite players. Fans can cast their votes in a variety of ways, including on wnba.com, on mobile devices by visiting wnba.com/asb, on any wireless carrier, and on the WNBA Center Court presented by Boost Mobile app. Balloting will conclude at midnight ET on July 14.

Fans will be able to share their All-Star picks with friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots.

The WNBA will announce the starters on ESPN2 on July 18 during the nationally televised game featuring the Phoenix Mercury at the Los Angeles Sparks. Reserves will be announced on ESPN2 on July 23, during the game between the New York Liberty and the Indiana Fever.

Individual tickets are available to the general public at Ticketmaster locations, including by phone at 1.800.745.3000, or online at ticketmaster.com or connecticutsun.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Due to the Olympic break last season, the WNBA did not hold an All-Star Game in 2012, instead allowing players to participate with their national teams in London. The 2011 All-Star Game took place in San Antonio with East prevailing 118-113. The game featured a record 10 first-time All-Stars and was marked by a halftime ceremony honoring the top 15 players in the 15-year history of the WNBA. Seattle's Cash led the West with 21 points and 12 rebounds and was named MVP for the second time. She joined Lisa Leslie as the only other player with multiple WNBA All-Star MVP awards. Cash also earned the honor in 2009.