The WNBA All-Star Game will be hung on July 14 at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the league reported Monday.
The game will coordinate with the All-Stars voted in who are members of the U.S. women’s national team (called Team USA) versus the other voted-on All-Stars (called Team WNBA). Voting will incorporate a combination of voting forms from fans (half), current WNBA players (25%) and a national media panel (25%).
Rosters will be declared June 30.
The top 36 vote-getters — the group should incorporate in any event nine backcourt and 15 frontcourt players – who are not on the USA Basketball 5-on-5 roster will be up for selection by the WNBA’s head coaches. The coaches will then, at that point decide the 12 players who will play for Team WNBA.
Coaches can’t decide in favor of their own players.
It was recently declared that the U.S. national team will hold training camp in Las Vegas in July, as well. The group enjoys a reprieve from the regular season after July 11 and resumes Aug. 15, following the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
On the off chance that a player for Team USA can’t take an interest in the All-Star contest, USA Basketball will select a substitution. In the event that an individual from Team WNBA can’t play, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert will name a substitution.
The WNBA likewise will respect the gold-medal-winning 1996 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team with a special presentation during the current year’s All-Star Game.
Elite player casting a ballot starts Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET and finishes on June 27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can decide in favor of up to 10 players by means of the WNBA’s site and application.
All current WNBA players will be qualified for determination, and there will be “2-for-1 Days” – permitting fans to have their votes tallied twice – on Sunday and June 27.
The game will be broadcast by ESPN (7 p.m. ET).
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