Elena Delle Donne, A'ja Wilson named WNBA All-Star captains

This is Delle Donne's sixth all-star selection

This is Delle Donne's sixth all-star selection

In total, she is second in the league on three-point attempts (95) and fourth in three-pointers made (34). This time she'll be facing a team captained by A'ja Wilson. She will join Las Vegas teammates Cambage and Wilson in playing in front of their home crowd.

Wilson checked in at No. 2 in the fan vote on July 2 and had been widely tipped to be a starter by national media outlets. "People have been tweeting at me every single day, very supportive".

Bill Laimbeer of Las Vegas and Washington's Mike Thibault were named head coaches for the game.

They are the Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones, Los Angeles Sparks' Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces' Liz Cambage and Kayla McBride, New York Liberty's Kia Nurse, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, and the Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard and Jewell Lloyd.

Delle Donne and Wilson will select their respective rosters in the WNBA All-Star Draft by first choosing from the remaining pool of eight starters and then from the pool of 12 reserves.

The WNBA announced on Thursday the 10 starters for the July 27 All-Star game in Las Vegas.

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In the 12-team league, NY sits just outside the playoff picture in ninth place.

Laimbeer's Aces have clinched the best record and he will coach Delle Donne's squad.

Nurse has a chance to be the third Canadian to be named to the WNBA All-Star game, joining Tammy Sutton-Brown (2002 and 2007) and Stacey Dales (2002). "Players who play hard the whole game, good things are bound to happen. It's harder when you don't have conference affiliation with that". Fan voting makes up half of the determination, while current players and a media panel share the remainder evenly. Those will be announced Monday. Delle Donne received 32,460 votes while Wilson received 26,475.

Delle Donne's team lost to Candace Parker's squad past year in the All-Star contest. The two captains were chosen by virtue of having the most votes from fans.

Delle Donne and Griner have been named All-Stars for the sixth time each.

It is Wilson's second selection in two seasons. Howard and Nurse will be making their All-Star debuts. "Just knowing her, she's a great DJ", Wilson said.

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