Delle Donne and A’ja Wilson are All-Star captains

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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson were named team captains for this month's WNBA All-Star Game.

Former Gamecock and current Las Vegas Aces star A'ja Wilson has earned yet another honor in her young WNBA career, getting named an All-Star starter and captain on Thursday.

Starters for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game were announced on ESPN's The Jump.

Wilson was the only rookie named to last year's All-Star Game and wound up coming off the bench, scoring 18 points and earning some MVP buzz. In 2018, she helped lead Washington to a 22-12 record and a WNBA Finals appearance.

The starters were selected through voting from fans, WNBA players themselves, and WNBA media members.

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The other All-Star starters are the Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, the Seattle Storm's Natasha Howard and Jewell Loyd, the Connecticut Sun's Jonquel Jones, the Los Angeles Sparks' Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas' Kayla McBride and the New York Liberty's Kia Nurse.

Across the WNBA, Nurse ranks in the top 10 of multiple offensive categories. Cambage, McBride and Gray have made it for the third time.

The league's coaches will vote for the 12 reserves - three guards, five frontcourt players and four utility choices.

Nurse, 23, has started all 15 games thus far for the Liberty. Additional details about the WNBA All-Star Draft will be announced at a later date. On July 7, she recorded the eighth regular-season triple-double in WNBA history.

What makes it even more special for Wilson is that the game will be played in Las Vegas. Howard and Nurse will be making their All-Star debuts. League-wide, she is fourth in total minutes played (494) and seventh in points (240). As a result, Thibault will guide the All-Star team captained by Las Vegas' A'ja Wilson, the All-Star starter with the second-most votes among fans. Laimbeer is a two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2003, 2015), while Thibault is a three-time victor (2006, 2008, 2013).

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