NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will captain the WNBA All-Star teams in two weeks.
Maya Moore was the top vote getter, but told the league she was unable to perform the captain duties giving Parker the chance as the third-place finisher in the voting done by fans, players, coaches and the media.
Parker and Delle Donne will draft players from the 20 other All-Stars who were announced Tuesday. That group of All-Stars includes Sue Bird, who made a record 11th All-Star Game breaking a tie with Tamika Catchings for most all-time.
Rookie A'ja Wilson will play in her first All-Star contest as well as Jewell Loyd. Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage will play in her second one.
Earlier on Tuesday, she broke the WNBA single-game scoring record when she had 53 points against New York.
The WNBA took conference affiliation out of the midseason game and 16 of the 22 All-Stars were from the Western Conference. That group includes Diana Taurasi, Nneka Ogwumike, Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus. Fowles, Moore and Augustus will get a chance to play in front of their home fans as the All-Star Game is in Minnesota on July 28.