Elena Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson are WNBA All-Star captains

Kia Nurse

Wilson may feel pressure to draft her two teammates for the game when her team faces a group led by Elena Delle Donne, who is a captain for the second straight season.

Delle Donne was the leading WNBA vote-getter among fans and the game will be held in Las Vegas on July 27. the Las Vegas Aces A'ja Wilson was named the other captain.

Wilson and the Aces have become title contenders this season, aided by fellow All-Star starters Kayla McBride and Liz Cambage - Las Vegas now leads the league with a 10-5 record.

Delle Donne's team lost to Candace Parker's squad previous year in the All-Star contest.

WNBA fans made up 50 percent of the vote to determine the starters, while current players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each.

The four starting guards are Los Angeles' Chelsea Gray, Seattle's Jewell Loyd, Las Vegas' Kayla McBride and New York's Kia Nurse.

Across the WNBA, Nurse ranks in the top 10 of multiple offensive categories.

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Nurse will start at guard after being selected by a combination of fans, media and players.

This will be the third All-Star Game for Thibault. Additional details about the WNBA All-Star Draft will be announced at a later date. She has started all 15 games for NY this season.

Howard and Nurse are both first-time All-Stars.

What makes it even more special for Wilson is that the game will be played in Las Vegas.

The WNBA's head coaches will select the 12 reserves, who will be announced on Monday, July 15. Washington (9-5, .643) is guaranteed to have the second-best record through July 12.

This is the third All-Star coaching honor for both.

"It's an honour to not only represent the New York Liberty but also my home country of Canada in the 2019 WNBA all-star game", Nurse said. As coach of the Connecticut Sun, Thibault's East team lost to the West 122-99 in the 2005 All-Star Game in Connecticut.

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