NEW YORK, July 25, 2017 – Minnesota Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson has been named by WNBA President Lisa Borders to replace Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike in Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018.
Brunson will take Ogwumike’s spot on Team Parker. Ogwumike, selected to Team Parker by captain Candace Parker of Los Angeles, will be sidelined due to illness.
Team Delle Donne and Team Parker will meet in the 15th WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis. ABC and SiriusXM NBA Radio will broadcast the game live at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT.
Brunson, 36, has earned her second consecutive All-Star selection and fifth overall. The 15-year veteran has won a WNBA-record five championships, including four with Minnesota (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017) and one with Sacramento (2005).
On July 5, Brunson passed Tamika Catchings to become the WNBA’s career leader in rebounds (3,349). The 6-2 forward is also the all-time leader in offensive rebounds (1,164). This season, Brunson is tied for seventh in the WNBA in rebounding with 7.4 boards per game.
Brunson becomes the fourth 2018 WNBA All-Star for the defending champion Lynx, joining Seimone Augustus (Team Delle Donne), Sylvia Fowles (Team Delle Donne) and Maya Moore (Team Parker).
On Friday, July 27, All-Star captains Parker and Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and head coaches Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury (Team Parker) and Dan Hughes of the Seattle Storm (Team Delle Donne) will meet to determine the starting lineups. The starters will be revealed that night during ESPN2’s telecast of the WNBA All-Star Welcome Reception (9 p.m. ET).
Below are the rosters for Team Delle Donne and Team Parker in Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018.