Minnesota's Rebekkah Brunson Selected to Start for Western Confernece in 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by adidas

Jul 22 2011 8:40PM

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 � Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson has been selected to start in place of Los Angeles Sparks center Candace Parker, who will not participate due to injury, during the WNBA All-Star Game presented by adidas. Seattle Storm head coach Brian Agler, who will lead the Western Conference, made the announcement today.

Parker suffered a knee injury at New York on June 26 and is expected to be out of action until August.

Brunson will join teammate Maya Moore, who was voted by fans as a starter, in the Western Conference starting lineup. Also selected as reserves are Minnesota guards Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen, giving the Lynx the most players selected from one team for a WNBA All-Star Game since 2006 when all five players in the Connecticut Sun starting lineup were selected.

In her seventh year in the WNBA, Brunson is enjoying a breakout season, and is leading the league in rebounds (10.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (.585 on 79-for-135 shooting), and is tied for second in double-doubles (eight). She has also been named Western Conference Player of the Week twice this season, the first two such honors in her career.

The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by adidas will be nationally broadcast on ABC, Saturday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) from San Antonio. It is the first time the San Antonio Silver Stars are hosting the WNBA�s midseason showcase.

Individual tickets are available to the general public at all San Antonio Ticketmaster locations, including by phone at (210) 225-TEAM, or online at ticketmaster.com or sasilverstars.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on weekend event days starting at 10 a.m. or by calling (210) 444-5090.