WNBA vs. USA Basketball: "The Stars at the Sun� Balloting Presented by T-Mobile Tips off on May 23
BALLOTING PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE TIPS OFF ON MAY 23
NEW YORK, May 23, 2010 � �WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun� Balloting presented by T-Mobile USA begins today. 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. The event will be hosted by the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, July 10 and will be televised nationally on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Fans worldwide will have 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. Fans can also vote online beginning May 26 at WNBA.com.
The Stars at the Sun balloting program gives fans the opportunity to vote for the top 10 players in the WNBA, regardless of conference or position. The 60 players included on the 2010 ballot represent all 12 WNBA teams. A write-in option is also available, allowing fans to choose players not listed on the ballot. The 10 players who receive the most votes will be guaranteed a position on the team rosters. Unlike previous years, the players selected by fans will not necessarily be starters. Any player voted in who is already in the USA National Team Pool will play on the USA Basketball team, led by head coach Geno Auriemma, while the remaining players who have been voted in by the fans will play on the WNBA team.
�WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun� Balloting presented by T-Mobile will be conducted from May 23 through June 21. Following the completion of fan voting, the top 10 players will be unveiled on June 29 during the nationally-televised Indiana Fever vs. Washington Mystics game on ESPN2. USA Basketball will then select its roster and WNBA head coaches will choose the remaining players to fill out the WNBA roster. A limited number of tickets are still available by logging on to ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX.