The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game will be nationally broadcast by ABC, Saturday, July 23 at 2:30 p.m. CT from San Antonio. It marks the first time the All-Star Game will be hosted by San Antonio and only the second time the midseason showcase has been hosted by a Western Conference team.
San Antonio Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon and forward Danielle Adams headline the reserves for the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Adams, a second round pick (20th overall) in the 2011 WNBA Draft, is one of a record 10 players – four starters and six reserves – making their first All-Star appearances, the most since 2000 when nine were selected.
Reserves were selected by the league’s 12 head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team, and selected reserves by voting for six players within their own conference, including two guards, two forwards, one center and one player regardless of position.
“We want to congratulate Becky and Danielle for being chosen to play in the All-Star Game,” Silver Stars head coach and general manager Dan Hughes said. “With so many players having outstanding years in 2011, it is truly an honor for them to be selected to represent our conference.”
Hammon will be making her sixth All-Star appearance, becoming the first player to be selected an All-Star three times with two different teams (2003, 2005, 2006 with New York, and 2007, 2009, 2011 with San Antonio).
“It’s a great honor to be named to the All-Star. With the game being in San Antonio I’m most excited for our fans to come out and enjoy the All-Star experience. It is going to be a great weekend, all the best basketball talent in the world will be coming together at the AT&T Center.”
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