Nicole Powell to replace injured Lisa Leslie in WNBA All-Star Game
Powell, a sixth-year forward, was the third overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft and winner of the leagueâ€™s Most Improved Player award in 2005 when Sacramento won the WNBA title. She currently leads the Monarchs in scoring, averaging a personal career-best 15.1 points per game, and ranks second on the club in rebounds (5.1).
Leslie has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury against the Phoenix Mercury in the fifth game of the season.
The leagueâ€™s ninth All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, July 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and will be televised nationally on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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