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Sky well-represented in WNBA All-Star Game with four players and coach

1 month agoKarli Bell

Candace Parker, Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot, Emma Meesseman and head coach James Wade will represent the Chicago Sky in the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star game. Parker will be a starter while Copper, Vandersloot and Meesseman will serve as reserves. Wade will be one of the two head coaches, the other being Aces’ head coach Becky Hammon. 

This is Parker’s seventh All-Star appearance of her career. As of June 28, Parker is averaging 12.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game while shooting 43.8% from the floor. 

For the first time in his career, Wade will be joining the All-Star Game coaching staff. In the 2022 season, Wade and Sky lead the Eastern Conference with the highest winning percentage of .722 with a 13-5 record. Wade will lead Team Stewart, named after the second-highest ranked player in fan voting, Breanna Stewart. Minnesota’s Sylvia Fowles will be a co-captain.

Vandersloot will appear in her fourth All-Star game this season. This news follows her run as the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week She ranks second in the league with assists, averaging 6.7 a game. 

Copper earns her second consecutive All-Star nod. She currently leads the Sky in scoring, averaging 14 points per game, shooting 43.8% from the floor and 38.3% from the arc. Copper also received her first WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor of her career this season.

Meesseman will make her second career All-Star appearance, the last one being as a Washington Mystic in 2015. In her first season with Chicago, Meesseman leads the team in steals, averaging just under 2 steals per game. She’s right behind Copper in scoring, putting up 13.2 points per game while shooting 55.6% from the floor.

The 2022 WNBA All-Star game will be held in Chicago at Wintrust Arena on Sunday, July 10th. Tip time is set for 12 p.m. on ABC.

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