• September 28, 2022

WNBA Announces 2022 All-Star Game Starters

2022 WNBA All-Star

WNBA All-Star Game FAQ

The WNBA announced the pool of starters for the 2022 All-Star Game:

  • Sue Bird, Storm (13th All-Star selection)
  • Sylvia Fowles, Lynx (8th All-Star selection)
  • Sabrina Ionescu, Liberty (1st All-Star selection)
  • Jonquel Jones, Sun (4th All-Star selection)
  • Nneka Ogwumike, Sparks (7th All-Star selection)
  • Candace Parker, Sky (7th All-Star selection)
  • Kelsey Plum, Aces (1st All-Star selection)
  • Breanna Stewart, Storm (4th All-Star selection
  • A’ja Wilson, Aces (4th All-Star selection)
  • Jackie Young, Aces (1st All-Star selection)

Honorary Starter Status for Griner

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (currently unlawfully detained in Russia), a seven-time All-Star, will be an honorary All-Star and starter.

“During each season of Brittney’s career in which there has been an All-Star Game, she has been selected as an All-Star,” league commissioner Cathy Engelbert said. “It is not difficult to imagine that if BG were here with us this season, she would once again be selected and would, no doubt, show off her incredible talents. So, it is only fitting that she be named as an honorary starter today and we continue to work on her safe return to the U.S.”

WNBA All-Star Game Captains

Co-captains (selected from leaders of fan voting):

  • A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces)
  • Breanna Stewart (Seattle)

Wilson and Stewart will be paired with two additional co-captains: retiring legends Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles. Bird will be paired with Wilson. Fowles will be paired with Stewart.

All-Star Reserves Selection

League coaches will vote for reserves and the selections will be announced Tuesday, June 28. Coaches can vote for three guards, five frontcourt players, and four players at either position, regardless of conference. They cannot vote for their own players. If a player is unable to play in the All-Star game for any reason, a replacement player will be named to the roster by Commissioner Engelbert.

Co-Captains will draft rosters from the pool of starters and reserves on ESPN on Saturday, July 2 at 3 p.m. ET.

Update:

All-Star Reserves announced:

The WNBA announced the reserves for the 2022 WNBA All-Star game Tuesday. The starters were revealed last week.

Full All-Star Game FAQ

  PLAYER   TEAM   POSITION   HT. COLLEGE/ COUNTRY YRS EXP   ASG
Reserves            
Ariel Atkins Washington Mystics Guard 5-8 Texas 4 2
Kahleah Copper Chicago Sky Guard 6-1 Rutgers 6 2
Skylar Diggins-Smith Phoenix Mercury Guard 5-9 Notre Dame 8 6
Dearica Hamby Las Vegas Aces Frontcourt 6-3 Wake Forest 7 2
Natasha Howard New York Liberty Frontcourt 6-2 Florida State 8 2
Rhyne Howard^ Atlanta Dream Guard 6-2 Kentucky R 1
Brionna Jones Connecticut Sun Frontcourt 6-3 Maryland 5 2
Jewell Loyd Seattle Storm Guard 5-10 Notre Dame 7 4
Emma Meesseman Chicago Sky Frontcourt 6-4 Belgium 7 2
Arike Ogunbowale Dallas Wing Guard 5-8 Notre Dame 3 2
Alyssa Thomas Connecticut Sun Frontcourt 6-2 Maryland 8 3
Courtney Vandersloot Chicago Sky Guard 5-8 Gonzaga 11 4

WNBA All-Star Game Details

The All-Star Game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, home of the defending WNBA Champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10 (ABC, noon CT/1 p.m. ET).

Full All-Star Voting Results

  • Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote.
  • Current WNBA players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each.
  • Players were ranked by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups.
  • Fan voting served as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.
  • Each player’s score is weighted based on 50 percent for fan vote, 25 percent for player vote, and 25 percent for media vote.

Full Fan Voting Results for WNBA All-Stars

PLAYER FAN VOTING TOTALS POSITION
A’ja Wilson 88407 Frontcourt
Breanna Stewart 79520 Frontcourt
Kelsey Plum 68678 Guard
Candace Parker 66462 Frontcourt
Elena Delle Donne 45876 Frontcourt
Sylvia Fowles 42828 Frontcourt
Jackie Young 41951 Guard
Nneka Ogwumike 41177 Frontcourt
Sue Bird 38791 Guard
Skylar Diggins-Smith 34561 Guard
Jewell Loyd 33307 Guard
Dearica Hamby 32862 Frontcourt
Sabrina Ionescu 31546 Guard
Diana Taurasi 30667 Guard
Jonquel Jones 30489 Frontcourt
Courtney Vandersloot 27780 Guard
Rhyne Howard 27438 Guard
Kahleah Copper 26037 Guard
Tina Charles 23898 Frontcourt
Arike Ogunbowale 23440 Guard
DeWanna Bonner 19367 Frontcourt
Emma Meesseman 18625 Frontcourt
Alyssa Thomas 18615 Frontcourt
Chelsea Gray 17608 Guard
Shakira Austin 17440 Frontcourt
Kelsey Mitchell 17399 Guard
Ezi Magbegor 17272 Frontcourt
Brittney Griner 16511 Frontcourt
Liz Cambage 16468 Frontcourt
Allisha Gray 14966 Guard
Natasha Cloud 14851 Guard
Destanni Henderson 13925 Guard
Diamond DeShields 13277 Guard
Gabby Williams 11527 Frontcourt
NaLyssa Smith 11349 Frontcourt
Brionna Jones 11220 Frontcourt
Natasha Howard 10612 Frontcourt
Ariel Atkins 10237 Guard
Satou Sabally 10228 Frontcourt
Allie Quigley 10144 Guard
Azurá Stevens 8978 Frontcourt
Alysha Clark 8840 Frontcourt
Han Xu 8575 Frontcourt
Isabelle Harrison 8044 Frontcourt
Katie Lou Samuelson 7587 Frontcourt
Courtney Williams 7110 Guard
Cheyenne Parker 7068 Frontcourt
Aerial Powers 6824 Frontcourt
Kayla McBride 6638 Guard
Rui Machida 6632 Guard
Stefanie Dolson 6575 Frontcourt
Brianna Turner 6119 Frontcourt
Marina Mabrey 6114 Guard
DiJonai Carrington 5964 Guard
Queen Egbo 5767 Frontcourt
Myisha Hines-Allen 5645 Frontcourt
Dana Evans 5415 Guard
Rebekah Gardner 4983 Guard
Emily Engstler 4541 Frontcourt
Betnijah Laney 4409 Guard
Theresa Plaisance 4179 Frontcourt
Stephanie Talbot 4041 Frontcourt
Kiah Stokes 3883 Frontcourt
Natisha Hiedeman 3855 Guard
Ruthy Hebard 3832 Frontcourt
Chiney Ogwumike 3707 Frontcourt
Elizabeth Williams 3679 Frontcourt
Briann January 3530 Guard
Brittney Sykes 3458 Guard
Jessica Shepard 3427 Frontcourt
Jordin Canada 3336 Guard
Jantel Lavender 3236 Frontcourt
Rebecca Allen 3205 Guard
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough 3077 Guard
Tianna Hawkins 2973 Frontcourt
Aari McDonald 2884 Guard
Tyasha Harris 2792 Guard
Moriah Jefferson 2783 Guard
Mercedes Russell 2739 Frontcourt
Epiphanny Prince 2707 Guard
Kayla Thornton 2658 Frontcourt
Victoria Vivians 2561 Guard
Erica Wheeler 2516 Guard
Lexie Brown 2444 Guard
Monique Billings 2251 Frontcourt
Riquna Williams 2143 Guard
Sami Whitcomb 2140 Guard
Chennedy Carter 2080 Guard
Sophie Cunningham 2059 Guard
Kennedy Burke 2008 Guard
Megan Gustafson 1904 Frontcourt
Tiffany Mitchell 1794 Guard
Shey Peddy 1739 Guard
Olivia Nelson-Ododa 1737 Frontcourt
DiDi Richards 1734 Guard
Michaela Onyenwere 1626 Frontcourt
Nia Coffey 1620 Frontcourt
Crystal Dangerfield 1616 Guard
Teaira McCowan 1602 Frontcourt
Bridget Carleton 1503 Frontcourt
Kristy Wallace 1476 Guard
Jasmine Thomas 1424 Guard
Evina Westbrook 1392 Guard
Marine Johannes 1299 Guard
Reshanda Gray 1284 Frontcourt
Naz Hillmon 1237 Frontcourt
Nikolina Milic 1166 Frontcourt
Sam Thomas 1165 Guard
Rachel Banham 1119 Guard
Charli Collier 1106 Frontcourt
Kia Vaughn 1046 Frontcourt
Kristine Anigwe 1038 Frontcourt
Damiris Dantas 1038 Frontcourt
Natalie Achonwa 967 Frontcourt
Awak Kuier 967 Frontcourt
Rae Burrell 933 Frontcourt
Danielle Robinson 882 Guard
Joyner Holmes 856 Frontcourt
Julie Allemand 840 Guard
Nia Clouden 791 Guard
Kristi Toliver 785 Guard
Kia Nurse 722 Guard
Lexie Hull 649 Guard
Napheesa Collier 621 Frontcourt
Bria Hartley 551 Guard
Jocelyn Willoughby 546 Frontcourt
Sydney Colson 540 Guard
Jasmine Walker 487 Frontcourt
Beatrice Mompremier 483 Frontcourt
Kierstan Bell 479 Guard
Asia (AD) Durr 479 Guard
Lorela Cubaj 450 Frontcourt
Emma Cannon 430 Frontcourt
Veronica Burton 416 Guard
Tiffany Hayes 395 Guard
Elissa Cunane 363 Frontcourt
Yvonne Anderson 334 Guard
Aisha Sheppard 301 Guard
Alaina Coates 287 Frontcourt
Jazmine Jones 190 Guard
Jasmine Dickey 187 Guard
Stephanie Jones 175 Frontcourt
Megan Walker 174 Frontcourt
Jennie Simms 89 Guard
Destiny Slocum 72 Guard
Iliana Rupert 65 Frontcourt
Amy Atwell 53 Guard
Khayla Pointer 32 Guard
Kamiah Smalls 25 Guard
Tina Krajisnik 2 Frontcourt
Anneli Maley 2 Frontcourt
Hannah Sjerven 2 Frontcourt
Katie Benzan 2 Guard
Yvonne Turner 1 Guard
Alanna Smith 1 Frontcourt
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