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Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese Named WNBA All-Stars, Will Face US Olympic Squad

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese Named WNBA All-Stars, Will Face US Olympic Squad

NEW YORK (AP) — Excitement is building as Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese have been named to the WNBA All-Star team, where they will face off against the U.S. Olympic team led by A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart. These remarkable rookies were selected through a combination of votes from the media, players, fans, and the league’s coaches. The All-Star game is set to take place in Phoenix on July 20, marking the 20th in the league’s history.

Clark secured the most fan votes with an impressive 700,735, followed by her teammate Aliyah Boston. Reese also found herself among the top vote-getters, earning a spot among the stars. Wilson and Stewart, key players in the U.S. Olympic team, rounded out the top picks alongside Clark and Reese.

Both Clark and Reese have made a significant impact on the WNBA, ranging from increased ratings, merchandise sales, and attendance. On the court, Clark ranks third in assists with 6.9, while Reese leads the league in rebounds with 11.4. The duo’s exceptional performance has only been matched by a few other rookie pairs in the past, showcasing their talent and potential.

In addition to Clark and Reese, the WNBA All-Star team includes seasoned players such as DeWanna Bonner, Brionna Jones, Allisha Gray, and others. With such a talented lineup, the game promises to be a thrilling showcase of women’s basketball talent.

On the U.S. Olympic team, stars like Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Chelsea Gray, and Kelsey Plum will be aiming for their eighth consecutive gold medal in Paris. The exhibition game in front of a home crowd in Phoenix will provide fans a glimpse of the team’s chemistry and skills before heading to the Olympics.

The roster for both teams includes a mix of experienced players and first-time Olympians, all of whom have been recognized for their exceptional talents, making this game a must-watch event for basketball fans. With the excitement building up, the All-Star game is expected to be a highlight of the WNBA season, showcasing the best of women’s basketball on a national stage.

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