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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Six former UConn stars on ballot for WNBA's top 20 players

Former UConn standouts Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore, Nykesha Sales and Diana Taurasi are among 60 players in consideration to be named as the WNBA's top 20 players.

The list of the top 20 players will be unveiled on ESPN's SportsCenter Face-to-Face segment with Hannah Storm during the 10 a.m. hour on Tuesday.

The 60 nominees were selected based on factors like on-court performance and ability, leadership and sportsmanship, as well as contributions to team success.  In addition, all players must have been a member of a WNBA team for two seasons and met three of the following seven criteria: the winner of a major individual award; a selection to either the All-WNBA First Team or All-WNBA Second Team; a selection to either the WNBA All-Defensive First Team or WNBA All-Defensive Second Team; a selection to the WNBA All-Star Game; a member of a WNBA Championship team; a current ranking among the top 30 career leaders in at least one major statistical category; and a selection to either the WNBA’s All-Decade Team (voted on in 2006) or the WNBA’s Top 15 Players (voted on in 2011).

A 15-member panel of former WNBA head coaches and media members.

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