Tina Charles Continues Streak of WNBA All-Star Game Selections
Liberty forward has been voted to every All-Star Game played throughout her WNBA career.
Queens, NY native, Tina Charles, has been named to her sixth WNBA All-Star Game. The WNBA released the names of players that will take the court for the 15th WNBA All-Star Game, which will take place Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Charles is averaging 20.1 points and 7.1 rebounds this season for the New York Liberty. She been an offensive star once again and a threat from anywhere on the court. Charles is shooting 45.5-percent from the floor, including 32-percent from long-distance. So far this season, the forward has registered five double-doubles.
The honor continues a streak for Charles who has been voted to each All-Star Game played during her career. She was named a starter in 2011, 2015 and 2017.
All-Stars were announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday evening.
The 2018 version of the WNBA All-Star Game will have a different format. Rather than the Eastern and Western Conferences playing against each other, players will be mixed.
Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks are the captains and will select their respective teams from the pool of players announced on Tuesday. Starters will be announced on Friday, July 27 on ESPN2.
Fan voting accounted for 40-percent of the All-Star voting, while current players, current head coaches and a media panel accounted for 20 percent each. Players and head coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own team.
2018 WNBA ALL-STARS
Seimone Augustus – Minnesota Lynx
Sue Bird – Seattle Storm
DeWanna Bonner – Phoenix Mercury
Liz Cambage – Dallas Wings
Tina Charles – New York Liberty
Elena Delle Donne – Washington Mystics
Skylar Diggins-Smith – Dallas Wings
Sylvia Fowles – Minnesota Lynx
Chelsea Gray – Los Angeles Sparks
Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
Jewell Loyd^ – Seattle Storm
Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx
Kayla McBride – Las Vegas Aces
Angel McCoughtry – Atlanta Dream
Chiney Ogwumike – Connecticut Sun
Nneka Ogwumike – Los Angeles Sparks
Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks
Allie Quigley – Chicago Sky
Breanna Stewart – Seattle Storm
Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury
Kristi Toliver – Washington Mystics
A’ja Wilson^ – Las Vegas Aces
^ denotes first-time All-Star selection
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