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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | July 26, 2019

Where the 2019 WNBA All-Stars played in college

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The 2019 WNBA All-Star Game rosters are set, so we revisited the college careers of the All-Stars who were student-athletes at a DI university.

The 16th WNBA All-Star game will be played on July 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game will be aired on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. 

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Here are the 21 players who played in college and were selected for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game.

All-Star Game Starters 

PLAYER WNBA TEAM POSITION College TEAM

Elena Delle Donne (captain)

Washington Mystics

Forward

Delaware (2009-2013)

A'ja Wilson (captain)*

Las Vegas Aces

Forward

South Carolina (2014-2018)
Napheesa Collier Minnesota Lynx Forward UConn (2015-2019)

Brittney Griner 

Phoenix Mercury

Center

Baylor (2009-2013)

Jonquel Jones

Connecticut Sun

Center

Clemson (2012-2013)

George Washington (2013-2016)

Natasha Howard

Seattle Storm

Forward

Florida State (2010-2014)

Jewell Loyd

Seattle Storm

Guard

Notre Dame (2012-2015)

Kia Nurse

New York Liberty

Guard

UConn (2014-2018) 

Chelsea Gray

Los Angeles Sparks

Guard

Duke (2012-2014) 

Kayla McBride

Las Vegas Aces

Guard

Notre Dame (2010-2014)

*Liz Cambage is on the WNBA All-Star starters roster, but did not attend a DI university. 

*Collier replaced an injured Wilson.  

All-Star Game Reserves

PLAYER wnba TEAM POSITION College team

DeWanna Bonner

Phoenix Mercury

Forward

Auburn (2005-2009)

Tina Charles

New York Liberty

Forward

UConn (2006-2010)

Diamond DeShields 

Chicago Sky

Guard

North Carolina (2013-2014)

Tennessee (2015-2017)

Candice Dupree

Indiana Fever

Forward

Temple (2002-2006) 

Sylvia Fowles

Minnesota Lynx

Center

LSU (2004-2008) 

Nneka Ogwumike

Los Angeles Sparks

Forward

Stanford (2008-2012) 

Allie Quigley

Chicago Sky

Guard

DePaul (2004-2008) 

Odyssey Sims

Minnesota Lynx

Guard

Baylor (2010-2014) 

Alyssa Thomas

Connecticut Sun

Forward

Maryland (2010-2014) 

Kristi Toliver

Washington Mystics

Guard

Maryland (2005-2009) 

Courtney Vandersloot

Chicago Sky

Guard

Gonzaga (2007-2011) 

Erica Wheeler

Indiana Fever

Guard 

Rutgers (2009-2013) 

Wilson and Delle Donne picked players for their teams during a televised draft Tuesday night. Below are the official teams: 

 

Team Delle Donne Team Wilson
Pick 1:   Brittney Griner, Phoenix Pick 2:   Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles
Pick 3:   Jewell Loyd, Seattle Pick 4:   Kayla McBride, Las Vegas
Pick 5:   Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Pick 6:   Liz Cambage, Las Vegas
Pick 7:   Kia Nurse, New York Pick 8:   Natasha Howard, Seattle
Pick 9:     Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Pick 10:   Kristi Toliver, Washington
Pick 11:   Diamond DeShields, Chicago Pick 12:   DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix
Pick 13:   Allie Quigley, Chicago Pick 14:   Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles
Pick 15:   *Tina Charles, New York Pick 16:   Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago
Pick 17:   Erica Wheeler, Indiana Pick 18:   +Napheesa Collier, Minnesota
Pick 19:   Candice Dupree, Indiana Pick 20:   Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut
Pick 21:   Odyssey Sims, Minnesota  

*Traded to Team Delle Donne, +Traded to Team Wilson

The head coaches for the game are Las Vegas coach Bill Laimbeer (Team Wilson) and Washington coach Mike Thibault (Team Delle Donne). Laimbeer played at Notre Dame from 1975-79 and won three WNBA titles with the Detroit Shock. 

On Friday, there will be a three-point shooting contest and a skills challenge. 

Below are the participants for WNBA All-Star Friday Night 2019: 

 

2019 MTN DEW THREE-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS

Chelsea Gray (Duke) Los Angeles Sparks
Kayla McBride (Notre Dame) Las Vegas Aces
Kia Nurse (UConn) New York Liberty
Allie Quigley (DePaul) Chicago Sky
Shekinna Stricklen (Tennessee)  Connecticut Sun
Erica Wheeler (Rutgers)  Indiana Fever

2019 SKILLS CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS

Napheesa Collier (UConn) Minnesota Lynx
Diamond DeShields (UNC/Tennessee) Chicago Sky
Brittney Griner (Baylor) Phoenix Mercury
Jonquel Jones (Clemson/ George Washington)  Connecticut Sun
Odyssey Sims (Baylor)  Minnesota Lynx
Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga) Chicago Sky
Sami Whitcomb (Washington) Seattle Storm
Elizabeth Williams (Duke) Atlanta Dream

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