A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark lead early WNBA All-Star voting

June 21, 2024, 3:09 PM

The  Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson and Indiana Fever teammates Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston are the top three in early fan voting for the WNBA All-Star Game, the league announced Friday.

The Chicago Sky's Angel Reese is the other rookie, along with Clark, who is in the top 10 in fan voting.

Wilson, a two-time MVP who leads the WNBA in scoring (27.9 PPG) and rebounding (11.3 RPG), has 217,773 votes. Clark, the 2024 No. 1 draft pick who ranks third in the league in assists (6.2 APG), is second with 216,427 votes. Boston, last season's top draft pick and Rookie of the Year, is third with 171,864 votes.

Rounding out the top five are two-time MVP Breanna Stewart of the New York Liberty (151,984 votes) and the Dallas Wings' Arike Ogunbowale (130,838), who is second in the WNBA in scoring (25.4 PPG).

The next five in voting are the Liberty's Sabrina Ionescu (118,949), Reese (118,490), the Aces' Kelsey Plum (117,217), the Minnesota Lynx's Napheesa Collier (103,550) and the Los Angeles Sparks' Dearica Hamby (97,094).

The All-Star Game on July 20 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC) in Phoenix will match the U.S. 5-on-5 national team that will go to the Paris Olympics against Team WNBA. The final All-Star Game rosters will be announced July 2. Even though the Team USA players -- which include Wilson, Stewart, Ionescu, Plum and Collier -- are already guaranteed participation in this game, they are still part of All-Star voting.

All-Stars are picked by a combination of voting from fans (50%), current WNBA players (25%) and media (25%). Fans can vote daily online through June 29. After voting closes, the top 10 vote-getters will be named as All-Star Game participants, with any national team members staying on Team USA.

The remainder of the 12 members of Team WNBA will be chosen by the league's coaches from a pool of the next 36 highest vote-getters, which must include at least nine guards and 15 post players. Coaches can't vote for their own players.

Along with the All-Star Game, there also be a WNBA 3-point contest and a skills challenge. Those events will be held July 19 at Phoenix's Footprint Center.