Jonquel Jones will see Alyssa Thomas in a familiar light at the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game: as a teammate.
WNBA All-Star Game captain Elena Delle Donne drafted the Connecticut Sun forwards onto her team Tuesday night during the WNBA All-Star Selection Special. Jones, Thomas, Delle Donne and eight other WNBA stars will pit themselves against A’ja Wilson’s team.
The WNBA on July 15 named Jones an All-Star Game starter. This will be her second career appearance in the showcase game, following her selection in 2017.
Thomas, a reserve, is set to appear in the WNBA All-Star Game for the second time in her career. She also earned the honor in 2017.
Delle Donne drafted Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner with the No. 1 overall pick in the choice was the first overall pick in the WNBA All-Star Selection Special. Wilson chose Los Angeles point guard Chelsea Gray with her first pick.
The 2019 WNBA All-Star Game will tip off at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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