– Fans Will Be Able to Vote for WNBA All-Stars via WNBA.com, the WNBA App, and Twitter –
– All-Star Captains to Draft Teams from Pool of Starters and Reserves Live on ESPN on Saturday July 2 –
– AT&T WNBA All-Star Game set for Sunday, July 10, on ABC –
NEW YORK, June 2, 2022 – Fan voting for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will tip off on Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. ET and conclude on Monday, June 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET, giving fans the opportunity to vote for the All-Star starters.
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will be played in Chicago at Wintrust Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10 (ABC, noon CT/1 p.m. ET), and will be the centerpiece of a weekend full of WNBA activities.
Throughout the voting period, fans may submit one full ballot each day via WNBA.com and the WNBA App, as well as vote for up to 10 unique players per day on Twitter. All WNBA players currently on team rosters will be available for selection. Two “2-for-1 Days” will allow fans to have their votes count twice on June 14 and June 18 through Twitter, WNBA.com and the WNBA App voting platforms. Each “2-for-1 Day” will be designated from midnight ET – 11:59 p.m. ET.
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will feature the league’s biggest and brightest stars selected from across the entire WNBA without regard to conference affiliation.
WNBA players and media will join fans in selecting the All-Star starters. Fans will account for 50 percent of the vote, while all current players and a media panel will account for 25 percent each. Players and media panelists will be able to complete one ballot, featuring four guards and six frontcourt players.
After all votes are tallied, players will be ranked by position (guard and frontcourt) within each of the three voting groups – fan votes, player votes and media votes. Each player’s score will be calculated by averaging their weighted rank from the fan votes, the player votes and the media votes. The four guards and six frontcourt players
with the best score will be named as starters for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022. Fan voting will serve as the tiebreaker for players in a position group with the same score.
The 10 All-Star starters, including the two captains, will be revealed on Wednesday, June 22. After the announcement of the starters, the league’s head coaches will select the 12 reserves. The head coaches will vote for three guards, five frontcourt players and four players at either position regardless of conference. They may not vote for their own players. The reserves will be announced on Tuesday, June 28.
The captains – the two All-Star starters who receive the most fan votes – will draft their respective rosters by selecting first from the remaining eight players in the pool of starters and then from the pool of 12 reserves. ESPN will broadcast the WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special on Saturday, July 2 (3pm ET).
How to vote:
- • Desktop and mobile web: To vote online from a desktop or mobile device, fans should visit the official WNBA All-Star 2022 ballot page at vote.wnba.com. Fans may vote for a minimum of one player and maximum of 10, through submitting one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours) including the selection of up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference.
- • WNBA App: To vote through the WNBA App using iOS or Android devices, fans must visit the WNBA All-Star Voting ballot page via the menu options in the top left corner of the App. Fans may vote for a minimum of one player and maximum of 10, through submitting one full ballot per day (defined as once every 24 hours) including the selection of up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference. The WNBA App can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
- • Twitter: Fans may tweet, retweet, or reply with a hashtag of a WNBA player’s first and last name (#FirstNameLastName) or Twitter handle. Tweets must include the WNBA All-Star hashtag – #WNBAAllStar – in order to be valid. Each individual tweet may include only one player’s name or handle. Fans may submit a maximum of 10 unique player valid votes per Twitter handle per day (defined as once every 24 hours). Each of the up to 10 votes per day must be for a different WNBA player. Fans voting via a Twitter account must have the “protect my tweets” option unchecked in the settings of their Twitter account.
The head coaches for the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2022 will be the head coaches of the two teams regardless of conference with the best records following games on Friday, June 24. The head coach with the best record as of that date will coach the team whose captain earned the most fan votes.
In addition to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, the WNBA will unveil its new, two-day, “WNBA Live” at the nearby McCormick Place, the setting for the 2022 Nike Tournament of Champions and the Girls Nike Nationals. An interactive, outdoor event, WNBA Live will provide fans an opportunity to experience the intersection of the WNBA, entertainment and pop culture.
On Saturday, July 9, a selection of the league’s top stars will display their talents for a special audience – the participants in the Girls Nike Nationals – as the two WNBA All-Star teams will conduct practices indoors at McCormick Place where the Nike TOC and Girls Nike Nationals are taking place. Then, at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET), the WNBA 2022 MTN DEW® 3-Point Contest and WNBA Skills Challenge will take place at McCormick Place, broadcast live by ESPN.
Tickets for the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or through the Wintrust Arena box office.
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The WNBA, which tipped off its 26th season on May 6, 2022, is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women. Featuring 12 teams, the W is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and social responsibility. Through its world-class athletes, the in-game fan experience, TV and digital broadcasts, digital and social content and community outreach programs, the league celebrates and elevates the game of basketball and the culture around it.
In 2020, the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) signed a groundbreaking eight-year CBA that charts a new course for women’s basketball – and women’s sports overall – with a focus on increased player compensation, improvements to the player experience, expanded career development opportunities and resources specifically tailored to the female professional athlete. Key elements of the agreement are supported through the league’s partnership platform, WNBA Changemakers, with AT&T, the WNBA’s Marquee Partner and inaugural Changemaker, as well as fellow inaugural Changemakers Deloitte and NIKE, Inc, and subsequent additions Google and U.S. Bank. During the 2020 season, the WNBA and WNBPA launched the WNBA Justice Movement forming the Social Justice Council with the mission of being a driving force of necessary change and continuing conversations about race and voting rights, among other important societal issues.