The first round of the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game voting totals are out and leading the way is former UConn women’s basketball great and current Minnesota Lynx small forward, Maya Moore. She is slightly ahead of the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne.
Other former Huskies in the top 10 joining Moore are Diana Taurasi (4th), Sue Bird (5th) and Breanna Stewart (6th). Tina Charles (17th), Kia Nurse (27th), Gabby Williams (29th) and Tiffany Hayes (32nd) are also in the top 40.
The format for teams are being picked this year is different than in years past.
The two who receive the most votes will be the captains of their respective teams and will pick from the rest of the top 22 vote getters. The voting totals are determined by the fan vote (40%), current WNBA players and coaches (20% each) and a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters (20%). The top 22 will be announced on July 17 with the rosters of the two teams announced on July 19.
The 2018 WNBA All-Star Game will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, July 28th at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Fan voting continues through July 12 at 11:59 p.m. and can be done on the WNBA app, at WNBA.com or on Twitter by using the player’s name and the hashtag #WNBAVote.