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Two UConn Huskies named WNBA All-Star game reserves

Breanna Stewart and Stefanie Dolson join five other Huskies on the WNBA All-Star game roster

Breanna Stewart will play in the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time this weekend.
Ian Bethune - The UConn Blog

Two more former UConn Huskies will be suiting up in the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game this Saturday, July 22nd at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Stefanie Dolson was selected to her second career All-Star game while Breanna Stewart will be making her first career appearance after being selected as reserves by the league’s coaches.

Stewart and Dolson join five former Huskies who will start in the All-Star game, giving UConn a total of seven alumnae and nearly one-third of the 22 players suiting up this Saturday.

Dolson is averaging a career-high 14.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in her first season with the Chicago Sky after being traded this past offseason as part of a package for Elena Delle Donne.

Stewart has built off her standout rookie season with 19.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game this season with the Storm. Stewart likely would have been an All-Star last season, but the WNBA does not hold All-Star games during Olympic years.

Halftime of the WNBA All-Star game will mark the return of the WNBA 3-point contest for the first time in eight years, with two Huskies looking to come out on top. UConn legends Sue Bird and Maya Moore will compete against three other WNBA players for a grand prize of a $10,000 donation to a charity of the players’ choice.

Contestants will have one minute to shoot 25 balls over the course of the contest, with the top two scorers advancing to the final round. This season, Moore is shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc, while Bird is shooting 42 percent.