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June 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Storm submits five players for the WNBA All-Star ballot; voting opens Tuesday

StormLogoWNBA All-Star voting opens Tuesday at 11am PDT and concludes July 2. Fans have to vote for a traditional “starting five,” the Storm submitting Sue Bird, Tanisha Wright, Camille Little, Crystal Langhorne and Shekinna Stricklen as part of the official 60-player ballot representing the 12 WNBA teams.

The WNBA will announce the All-Star starters on ESPN2 on July 8 during the Los Angeles-Minnesota game. Reserves will be announced on ESPN2 on July 15 during the game between LA and Indiana.

The All-Star game is July 19 in Phoenix. It will air at 12:30pm PDT on ESPN.

Here’s more info from the league:

2014 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE TO BE MOST EXPANSIVE PROGRAM IN LEAGUE HISTORY

– Fans Can Vote on WNBA.com, Mobile Devices, WNBA Center Court App presented by Boost Mobile, and for the first time via Facebook and Twitter —

 

 

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 – WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile will launch today at 2 p.m. ET as the most expansive balloting program in the 18-year history of the league.

Fans around the world will have the opportunity to vote daily for their favorite WNBA players on WNBA.com, mobile devices, the WNBA Center Court App presented by Boost Mobile, and for the first time via Twitter and Facebook.

Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 will take place at US Airways Center in Phoenix, on Saturday, July 19, and will be nationally televised on ESPN, with tip-off at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT).

“Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star is a showcase event and a celebration of the greatest women’s basketball players in the world,” said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie.  “Fan engagement is very important to the league and our teams so we are very pleased to introduce a new expansive balloting program for fans to take part in and vote for their favorite players.”

“Boost Mobile is excited to partner with the WNBA on the selection process for the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Corporate Marketing, Boost Mobile. “We encourage all fans to get out there and cast a vote for their favorite players.”

The 60 players included on the ballot represent all 12 WNBA teams. Voters are asked to select two guards and three frontcourt players (forwards and/or centers) from each conference. A write-in option is also available, allowing fans to choose players not listed on the ballot.

Fans can vote for up to 10 players per day on WNBA.com, mobile devices, and the WNBA Center Court App presented by Boost Mobile, and will be able to share those All-Star picks with friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, encouraging others to cast their ballots as well.  Fans also will be able to cast votes on Facebook and Twitter, voting for one player per day using the designated hashtag #WNBABALLOT.

Balloting will conclude at midnight ET on Wednesday, July 2.

The WNBA will announce the All-Star starters on ESPN2 on Tuesday, July 8, during a nationally televised game featuring the Los Angeles Sparks at the Minnesota Lynx (tip-off at 9 p.m. ET).  Reserves will be announced on ESPN2 on Tuesday, July 15, during the game between Los Angeles and the Indiana Fever (tip-off at 8 p.m. ET).

Individual tickets for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 start at just $20 and can be purchased online at PhoenixMercury.com/allstar, through Ticketmaster viaTicketmaster.com, by dialing 800-745-3000, or at the US Airways Center Ticket Office.  For every All-Star Game ticket sold, the Mercury will donate $1 to its “All-Stars and Stripes” program benefiting local military heroes and their families.

WNBA All-Star 2013 presented by Boost Mobile took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with the Western Conference squad prevailing 102-98. Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks scored a record 23 points, while the Washington Mystics’ Ivory Latta and Chicago Sky’s Epiphanny Prince led the Eastern Conference with 15 points apiece. The game also featured the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer, Tina Thompson – who was selected to the game for a record ninth time – making the final All-Star appearance of her career before retiring at season’s end.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, recently recognized by J.D. Power as “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Non-Contract Wireless Providers[1],” redefines value for wireless consumers with no long-term contracts on the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE Network, reaching more than 225 million people and with no long-distance fees.

 

About the WNBA

The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  The league, which counts Boost Mobile as its leaguewide marquee partner, tipped off its 18th season in May 2014.

Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education.  For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.

[1]Boost Mobile received the highest numerical score among non-contract wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Non-Contract Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM-Vol. 1. Study based on responses from 4,468 consumers measuring 7 non-contract wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within the last 6 months. Proprietary study results are  based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed July-December 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com

The 2014 WNBA All-Star Ballot presented by Boost Mobile includes the following players:

Eastern Conference Guards Frontcourt
Atlanta Dream Matee Ajavon Erika de Souza
Shoni Schimmel Sancho Lyttle
Angel McCoughtry
Chicago Sky Epiphanny Prince Jessica Breland
  Courtney Vandersloot Elena Delle Donne
  Sylvia Fowles
Connecticut Sun Katie Douglas Kelsey Bone
  Allison Hightower Kelsey Griffin
  Chiney Ogwumike
Indiana Fever Briann January Tamika Catchings
  Shavonte Zellous Marissa Coleman
  Erlana Larkins
New York Liberty Anna Cruz Essence Carson
  Cappie Pondexter Tina Charles
  Plenette Pierson
Washington Mystics Ivory Latta Monique Currie
Kara Lawson Emma Meesseman
Kia Vaughn
Western Conference Guards Frontcourt
Los Angeles Sparks Alana Beard Jantel Lavender
  Kristi Toliver Nneka Ogwumike
  Candace Parker
Minnesota Lynx Seimone Augustus Rebekkah Brunson
  Lindsay Whalen Janel McCarville
  Maya Moore
Phoenix Mercury Erin Phillips DeWanna Bonner
  Diana Taurasi Candice Dupree
  Brittney Griner
San Antonio Stars Becky Hammon Jayne Appel
Danielle Robinson Kayla McBride
Sophia Young-Malcolm
Seattle Storm Sue Bird Crystal Langhorne
Tanisha Wright Camille Little
Shekinna Stricklen
Tulsa Shock Skylar Diggins Jordan Hooper
Riquna Williams Glory Johnson
Courtney Paris

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