2015 WNBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm was named an All-Star for the ninth time and Cappie Pondexter of the Chicago Sky earned her seventh honor, the WNBA announced today. In addition, seven other reserves chosen by the league’s head coaches – five for the Eastern Conference and two for the Western Conference – were picked as All-Stars for the first time.

The All-Star game takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and will be nationally televised by ABC on Saturday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Eastern Conference Reserves:
Alex Bentley, Backcourt (Connecticut)
Kelsey Bone, Frontcourt (Connecticut)
Marissa Coleman, Backcourt (Indiana)
Stefanie Dolson, Frontcourt (Washington)
Emma Meesseman, Frontcourt (Washington)
Cappie Pondexter, Backcourt (Chicago)

Western Conference Reserves:
Sue Bird, Backcourt (Seattle)
DeWanna Bonner, Backcourt (Phoenix)
Nneka Ogwumike, Frontcourt (Los Angeles)
Plenette Pierson, Frontcourt (Tulsa)
Danielle Robinson, Backcourt (San Antonio)
Lindsay Whalen, Backcourt (Minnesota)

In the case of players who are unable to play due to injury – such as Skylar Diggins, Seimone Augustus, and Lindsay Whalen – replacement players will be named by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. Any changes to the starting lineup necessitated by injury will subsequently be made by the head coach of the respective All-Star team.

Head Coach: Pokey Chatman (Chicago Sky)

Player Team Position Ht. From
Alex Bentley^ Sun Backcourt 5-7 Penn State
Kelsey Bone^ Sun Frontcourt 6-4 Texas A&M
Tamika Catchings* Fever Frontcourt 6-1 Tennessee
Tina Charles* Liberty Frontcourt 6-4 Connecticut
Marissa Coleman^ Fever Backcourt 6-1 Maryland
Elena Delle Donne* Sky Frontcourt 6-5 Delaware
Stefanie Dolson^ Mystics Frontcourt 6-5 Connecticut
Angel McCoughtry* Dream Frontcourt 6-1 Louisville
Emma Meesseman^ Mystics Frontcourt 6-4 Belgium
Cappie Pondexter Sky Backcourt 5-9 Rutgers
Shoni Schimmel Dream Backcourt 5-9 Louisville

Head Coach: Sandy Brondello (Phoenix Mercury)

Player Team Position Ht. From
Seimone Augustus* Lynx Backcourt 6-0 LSU
Sue Bird Storm Backcourt 5-9 Connecticut
DeWanna Bonner^ Mercury Backcourt 6-4 Auburn
Skylar Diggins* Shock Backcourt 5-9 Notre Dame
Candice Dupree* Mercury Frontcourt 6-2 Temple
Brittney Griner* Mercury Frontcourt 6-8 Baylor
Maya Moore Lynx Frontcourt 6-0 Connecticut
Nneka Ogwumike Sparks Frontcourt 6-2 Stanford
Plenette Pierson^ Shock Frontcourt 6-2 Texas Tech
Danielle Robinson Stars Backcourt 5-9 Oklahoma
Lindsey Whalen@ Lynx Backcourt 5-9 Minnesota

* denotes starter, as voted by the fans
@ denotes injured/unable to play
^ denotes first-time All-Star selection
+ denotes rookie


Date                   Location                                                   W                        L                                

July 14, 1999     Madison Square Garden (New York)       West    79           East      61

July 17, 2000     America West Arena (Phoenix)                West    73           East      61

July 16, 2001     TD Waterhouse Centre (Orlando)            West    80           East      72

July 15, 2002     MCI Center (Washington)                         West    81           East      76

July 12, 2003     Madison Square Garden (New York)       West    84           East      75

July   9, 2005     Mohegan Sun Arena (Connecticut)          West    122         East      99

July 12, 2006     Madison Square Garden (New York)       East     98           West     82

July 15, 2007     Verizon Center (Washington)                   East     103         West     99

July 25, 2009     Mohegan Sun Arena (Connecticut)          West    133         East      118

July 23, 2011     AT&T Center (San Antonio)                     East     118         West     113

July 27, 2013     Mohegan Sun Arena (Connecticut)          West    102         East      98

July 19, 2014     US Airways Center (Phoenix)                  East     125         West     124

* No All-Star Game was held in 2004, 2008, and 2012 due to the Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing, and London, respectively.  Similarly, no All-Star Game was played in 2010 due to the FIBA World Championships in Czech Republic.  An exhibition game was conducted at Radio City Music Hall in the summer of 2004, and in 2010, an exhibition game was held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., with a USA vs. WNBA format in the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun.”

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