Augustus, Moore named WNBA All-Star starters

  • Updated: July 19, 2013 - 9:37 AM
hide

Lynx's Seimone Augustus drove to the basket.

Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune,

CameraStar Tribune photo galleries

Cameraview larger

For the first time in Lynx history, the franchise will have two players starting in the WNBA All-Star game, set for July 27 in Connecticut.

Guard Seimone Augustus and forward Maya Moore made the Western Conference starting lineup on fan voting. This will be Augustus’ first start in four All-Star appearances. Moore will be in the starting lineup for the second time in as many trips. She also made the All-Star team as a rookie in 2011.

All-Star reserves will be named Tuesday. Guard Lindsay Whalen and forward Rebekkah Brunson could give the Lynx four representatives like they had in 2011. Cheryl Reeve of the Lynx will coach the West team.

Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the league's All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.

Delle Donne received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.

"I'm speechless about it, it's incredible to come in as a rookie and know I have that many fans is so humbling and awesome," said Delle Donne after her team beat the New York Liberty 75-55 in a matinee game Thursday. "I'll try to continue to do them proud."

The Chicago Sky first-year player, who was the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft this past April, will be joined on the Eastern Conference squad by teammate Epiphanny Prince.

"I think I'm most happy that I get to start with Piph," said Delle Donne, who is averaging 19 points a game this season. "That gives me some comfort that Piph's out there with me."

Prince is playing in her second All-Star game, but was honored to be voted in this year by the fans after being chosen by the coaches in 2011.

"It's very humbling to me because there are a lot of great players out there," Prince said. "For me it isn't the first time, but it's the first time the fans voted for me and I appreciate it."

The other Eastern Conference starters are New York's Cappie Pondexter, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Indiana's Tamika Catchings, who will be playing in her eighth All-Star game.

"It's going to be extremely exciting to have some of those girls on my team now and also to continue to play against the best in the league," Delle Donne said. "It should be a really good time and I will have a lot of fun with it and really enjoy myself."

Parker will be playing in her first All-Star game. She had just given birth to her daughter Lailaa in 2009 and was injured in 2011. There were no All-Star games when she was a rookie in 2008 or last season because of the Olympics. In 2010, there was an exhibition between the U.S. national team and a group from the WNBA.

"It means a lot," Parker said. "This will be my first time going and it's really exciting. Anytime that you're voted in it's a huge honor. and I'm very humbled by that. It gives you motivation to prove yourself and continue to work hard."

Parker will be joined in the starting lineup for the West by Phoenix teammates Diana Taurasi and rookie Brittney Griner, as well as Moore and Augustus.

Griner has missed the past three games while recovering from a sprained left knee.

"To be a rookie and for the fans to vote me in with the best players in the world — that's just an unbelievable honor," Griner said.

With Griner and Delle Donne both starting, it marks the first time in league history that two rookies from the same class will be on the court for the opening tip of the All-Star game. Sue Bird and Catchings started in 2002. Catchings missed her entire 2001 rookie season because of a knee injury.

  • related content

  • Lynx gameday

    Friday July 19, 2013

    Lynx at San Antonio (7 p.m., FSN Plus and 106.1 FM radio)Lynx update: Defense has been the key for Minnesota...

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Cleveland - WP: C. Allen 4 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: G. Holland 3
Baltimore - W. Chen 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - M. Pineda
Kansas City - D. Duffy 6:05 PM
Cleveland - C. Carrasco
Seattle - J. Paxton 6:07 PM
Toronto - J. Happ
Chicago WSox - C. Bassitt 6:08 PM
Detroit - K. Lobstein
Pittsburgh - F. Liriano 6:10 PM
Atlanta - A. Harang
Houston - N. Tropeano 7:05 PM
Texas - D. Holland
St. Louis - A. Wainwright 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
Arizona - J. Collmenter 7:10 PM
Minnesota - R. Nolasco
LA Angels - C. Wilson 9:05 PM
Oakland - J. Samardzija
San Francisco - J. Peavy 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Colorado - T. Matzek 9:10 PM
San Diego - E. Stults
Chicago 7:30 PM
NY Jets
NY Giants 9/25/14 7:25 PM
Washington
Buffalo 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Houston
Green Bay 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Chicago
Tennessee 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Indianapolis
Carolina 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Baltimore
Detroit 9/28/14 12:00 PM
NY Jets
Tampa Bay 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Miami 9/28/14 12:00 PM
Oakland
Jacksonville 9/28/14 3:05 PM
San Diego
Atlanta 9/28/14 3:25 PM
Minnesota
Philadelphia 9/28/14 3:25 PM
San Francisco
New Orleans 9/28/14 7:30 PM
Dallas
Ottawa 2 FINAL
NY Islanders 3
Ottawa 5:00 PM
NY Islanders
New Jersey 0 2nd Prd
NY Rangers 0
Detroit 6:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Toronto 6:00 PM
Philadelphia
Washington 6:00 PM
Philadelphia
Minnesota 7:00 PM
Winnipeg
St. Louis 7:30 PM
Dallas
Anaheim 8:00 PM
Colorado
Colorado 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Arizona
Arizona 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
Texas Tech 9/25/14 6:30 PM
(24) Oklahoma State
Appalachian St 9/25/14 6:30 PM
Ga Southern
(11) UCLA 9/25/14 9:00 PM
(15) Arizona State
Middle Tennessee 9/26/14 7:00 PM
Old Dominion
Fresno State 9/26/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico
Texas-El Paso 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(25) Kansas State
Tennessee 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(12) Georgia
Vanderbilt 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Kentucky
Wyoming 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(9) Michigan State
Northwestern 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Penn State
TCU 9/27/14 11:00 AM
SMU
Iowa 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Purdue
Tulane 9/27/14 11:00 AM
Rutgers
So Florida 9/27/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Colorado State 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Boston College
Western Mich 9/27/14 11:30 AM
Virginia Tech
Maryland 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Indiana
Akron 9/27/14 12:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/27/14 2:00 PM
Massachusetts
Arkansas 9/27/14 2:30 PM
(6) Texas A&M
Kent State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Virginia
Western Ky 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Minnesota 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Wake Forest 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Louisville
FIU 9/27/14 2:30 PM
UAB
(1) Florida State 9/27/14 2:30 PM
NC State
Miami-Ohio 9/27/14 2:30 PM
Buffalo
Colorado 9/27/14 3:00 PM
California
Louisiana Tech 9/27/14 3:00 PM
(5) Auburn
Texas 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Kansas
Temple 9/27/14 3:00 PM
Connecticut
(16) Stanford 9/27/14 3:15 PM
Washington
TX-San Antonio 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Fla Atlantic
South Alabama 9/27/14 4:00 PM
Idaho
Cincinnati 9/27/14 5:00 PM
(22) Ohio State
Rice 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Missouri 9/27/14 6:00 PM
(13) So Carolina
Boise State 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Air Force
North Carolina 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Clemson
Central Mich 9/27/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
Troy 9/27/14 6:00 PM
ULM
New Mexico St 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(17) LSU
Memphis 9/27/14 6:30 PM
(10) Ole Miss
Duke 9/27/14 6:30 PM
Miami-Florida
Texas State 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Washington St 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Utah
(8) Notre Dame 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Syracuse
(7) Baylor 9/27/14 7:00 PM
Iowa State
UNLV 9/27/14 7:00 PM
San Diego St
Illinois 9/27/14 8:00 PM
(21) Nebraska
Oregon State 9/27/14 9:30 PM
(18) USC
Nevada 9/27/14 9:30 PM
San Jose St
Toronto 40 FINAL
Brt Columbia 23
Edmonton 23 FINAL
Hamilton 25
Calgary 15 FINAL
Montreal 31
Ottawa 32 FINAL
Saskatchewan 35
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close