Griner Named All-Star Starter

NEW YORK (July 18, 2013) -- Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the WNBA All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.

Delle Donne received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.

The Chicago Sky first-year player, who was the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft this past April, will be joined on the Eastern Conference squad by teammate Epiphanny Prince.

New York's Cappie Pondexter, Indiana's Tamika Catchings and Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry also will be in the starting lineup.

Parker is joined in the West by Phoenix teammates Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi as well as Minnesota Lynx stars Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus.

The All-Star game will take place on Saturday, July 27 and the reserves will be announced on Tuesday.

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