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Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named as replacement player for A’ja Wilson in 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

Published on July 22, 2019


Napheesa Collier

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert selected Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier as an injury replacement for Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson in the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 27. Wilson is sidelined with an ankle injury and wearing a boot. She is out indefinitely.

Collier becomes the first Lynx rookie since Maya Moore (2011) to be named to the All-Star Game.

As the two All-Star starters who finished with the most fan votes during WNBA All-Star Voting, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Wilson are team captains and will draft the All-Star Game rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves on ESPN2, Tuesday, July 23, at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Delle Donne and Wilson will select their respective rosters in the WNBA All-Star Draft by choosing first from the remaining pool of eight starters. A player will be named to replace Wilson in the starting lineup by the head coach and Wilson.


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