MINNEAPOLIS - Four former UConn womenâ€™s basketball players are among the starters announced by the WNBA on Friday night for its 15th annual All-Star Game.
The format features â€śTeam Delle Donneâ€ť against â€śTeam Parker,â€ť with starters selected by All-Star captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks, along with their respective head coaches, Dan Hughes of the Seattle Storm and Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury.
Joining Delle Donne in the frontcourt for Team Delle Donne will be the Minnesota Lynxâ€™s Sylvia Fowles and Seattleâ€™s Breanna Stewart. The Stormâ€™s Sue Bird and Phoenixâ€™s Diana Taurasi will start in the backcourt.
Stewart, Bird and Taurasi are all former Huskies.
The frontcourt for Team Parker will feature Parker, the Dallas Wingsâ€™ Liz Cambage and Minnesotaâ€™s Maya Moore, another former Husky. The Sparksâ€™ Chelsea Gray and the Atlanta Dreamâ€™s Angel McCoughtry will start in the backcourt.
The All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, starting at 3:30 p.m. at Target Center in Minneapolis.
It will be broadcast live by ABC.