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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

UConn grads Dolson, Stewart to play in WNBA All-Star Game

The number of UConn graduates selected to play in Saturday's WNBA All-Star is now at seven after Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and Stefanie Dolson of the Chicago Sky were named as reserves.

Stewart entered Tuesday night ranking fourth with an average of 8.9 rebounds per game and fifth in scoring (19.4 points per game).

Dolson is averaging career highs in points (14.2), rebounding (5.8) and assists (2.3) per game.

Former UConn stars Sue Bird, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi will be starting for the West squad while Tina Charles and Tiffany Hayes will start for the Eastern Conference.

Alyssa Thomas is one of the reserves for the Eastern Conference as she will join her Connecticut Sun teammates Jonquel Jones and Jasmine Thomas as All-Star participants.

Thomas is averaging 13.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game helping the Sun to a 12-8 record heading into Thursday's game at New York.

It was also announced that Bird, Moore and Jasmine Thomas will be joined by Allie Quigley and Sugar Rodgers will take part in the 3-point shooting contest at halftime.

The WNBA All-Star Game will be played at Seattle's KeyArena at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

With Eastern Conference starter Elena Delle Donne and Western Conference reserve Brittney Griner being forced to miss the game due to injury, WNBA President Lisa Borders will select the injury replacements. San Antonio is the only team without a representative so if Borders decides to add a San Antonio player, there's a chance an eighth former Husky could become an All-Star as Moriah Jefferson is a candidate for selection although with Bird, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Chelsea Gray all on the Western Conference roster, perhaps a post player (like San Antonio's Isabelle Harrison) could be selected.

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