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Three Storm Players Voted to WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun


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June 29, 2010


NEW YORK - Three members of the Seattle Storm finished in the top 10 in final returns of the 2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” Balloting presented by T-Mobile USA, the WNBA announced today. Storm guard Sue Bird led all players with 127,490 votes, while teammates Swin Cash (85,236, 5th) and Lauren Jackson (80,392, 6th) also finished among the top 10 and will play in The Stars at the Sun game.

Fans worldwide had the opportunity to select their favorite players by voting in person at WNBA arenas, the NBA Store and NBA Nation presented by T-Mobile and Kia Motors and WNBA.com. The 10 players who received the most votes are guaranteed a position on the team rosters. Unlike previous years, the players selected by fans will not necessarily be starters.


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WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun will showcase the world’s best female basketball players under one roof when the WNBA’s top talent faces the USA Basketball Women’s National Team at Mohegan Sun Arena on July 10. As members of the USA National Team Pool, Bird and Cash will play for USA Basketball, while Jackson will lead the team of WNBA stars. Bird, Cash and Jackson were voted starters for the Western Conference in last year's All-Star Game, which took a traditional East vs. West format. Cash was MVP of the game, also held at Mohegan Sun.

San Antonio guard Becky Hammon (116,391) finishing second in balloting, and will be joined by three of her teammates - forward Sophia Young (65,974) and centers Jayne Appel (69,316) and Michelle Snow (67,906). The other WNBA favorites voted to the game were Indiana’s Tamika Catchings (100,248), Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (93,649) and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (78,624).

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Previously, the WNBA announced that Storm Head Coach Brian Agler will coach the team of WNBA stars by virtue of the Storm clinching the league's best record as of July 1.

"WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” will be televised by ESPN at 12:30 p.m. PDT and the coverage will be presented by adidas.