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WNBA: Jonquel Jones and Betnijah Laney emphasize the choice of the All-Star Game

The WNBA announced the list of non-Olympic All-Star teams on Wednesday. here it is:

Let’s take a look at these 12 well-deserved stars, of which 7 were selected for the All-Star for the first time.


Dewana Bonner (fourth)

Connecticut Sun

16.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists

Bonner started the season with a back-to-back 20-point game. After the second game, at 27 points on May 16, Suns coach Kurt Miller called her an “overshadowed superstar” and stated that Suns fans would be “deeply attracted by her.” Bonner temporarily calmed down, but her data in the three main categories is still high, which makes her one of the most versatile contributors in the league. Recently, she heated up again with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists on June 22. She followed up a great season by keeping the Suns at the top of the league.

Liz Cambage (No. 4)

Vegas Ace

14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 rebounds

Cambage #4 in Swish Appeal Top 30 list Entering the new season, but for the team’s progress, she sacrificed points admirably. Aces attacked through A’ja Wilson and Cambage won at all costs. She is a well-deserved All-Star because she contributed to Vegas’ very successful season, and her scoring and rebounding statistics are still very good, even if the scoring is not jaw-dropping.

Kahleah Copper (First)

Chicago sky

13.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 rebounds

Copper had a hot start, scoring 42 points in the first two games of the season, and looked like the Sky’s scorer. She is still the number one scorer for the Chicago team, even though their scoring is very balanced. Bronze followed a great swing season with similar numbers and was part of winning a basketball game in Chicago.

Dilika Hamby (the first one)

Vegas Ace

11.2 points, 6.1 rebounds

Hobby brings a lot of defense and intangibility, and is a key contributor to one of the best teams in the league. In her back-to-back victory in late May, she had a few bursts of scoring, scoring more than 20. The two-time defending Defensive Player of the Year, came off the bench again this year and was finally recognized as one of the best players in the league.

Briona Jones (first)

Connecticut Sun

14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.1 rebounds

B. Jones has a breakthrough season in 2020, becoming a key contributor. Now, she is an orthodox star, and in the absence of Alyssa Thomas, she has become the third member of the Big Three. Just before the end of the All-Star voting, she continued to remain in full swing, which helped her campaign. All of her three 20-point games this year took place in the second half of June. In the league where big men have become the norm, B. Jones is a truly prolific and efficient traditional big man. He is one of the best inside scorers in the league. This time the All-Star bid may be just the beginning for her.

Jonker Jones (third)

Connecticut Sun

Averaged 21.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.2 rebounds per game

J. Jones is one of the front runners of the MVP, if you ignore that she missed playing time in EuroBasket. Before this season, the last time she was seen by WNBA fans was raging in the 2019 Finals. After missing this turmoil, she is expected to become this year’s MVP candidate. Her performance was as good as we expected. In addition to her excellent field goal percentage, her three-point shooting percentage was 49%, ranking second in the league.

Benedia Lenny (first)

New York Freedom

19.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists

The reason why Lenny became a star is Well documentedAfter increasing her average points from 5.6 to 17.2, she became the most improved player in 2020. Now she is a superstar, even an MVP candidate, and her assists have reached the level of an All-Star point guard. She scored at least 20 points in each of the first eight games and contributed to the victory throughout the season, helping the Liberty team to turn the tide.

Arike Ogunbowale (first time)

Dallas Wings

20.3 points, 3.5 assists, 1.6 assists

Ogunbowale almost entered the Olympic team, and since she was not selected, she will become one of the top players in this All-Star team, which is crucial to giving it a chance to beat the best players in the world. She can score in many different ways, so even if she is not at her best, you can rely on her to make substantial contributions in almost every game. She has scored more than 20 times this season and scored her first 30-point game on June 26. She also gave us an iconic key contest winner on June 6.

Candice Parker (5th)

Chicago sky

12.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.1 rebounds

Parker only played 9 games, but it was not worth it. The Sky team has a record of 8-1 with her, and she fills out the statistics as usual. By her standards, 12.2 points per game is not a lot, but 8.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists are the epitome of her versatility. She is the most well-known player on this list, and without her, it would not be the All-Star Game.

Sato Sabali (1)

Dallas Wings

13.2 points, 6.1 rebounds

Sabali has only played 10 games this season, but the statistics are there. They are very similar to last year, so she has not achieved the huge leap she expected, but expects this to happen in the second half of the season. Dallas has many players who have come forward and contributed to its improvement. Marina Marbury’s performance may be better than Sabali’s performance, but Sabali’s stable presence will represent the All-Star Game.

Courtney Van der Slaughter (third)

Chicago sky

11.7 points, 8.5 assists, 2 assists

Vandersloot’s numbers are down from the 2020 season, when someone called her to win the MVP award. But she still has the ability to lead the league in assists per game for the fifth consecutive season because she currently leads Chelsea Gray by two points. From June 15th to 22nd, she had four consecutive double-doubles with assists, which is definitely worthy of being selected as an All-Star.

Courtney Williams (first)

Atlanta Dream

17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.4 rebounds

Williams did not appear in the Swish Appeal’s top 30 roster entering the season, but she may now be the top 15 player. She has a key winning goal and has been making the most of her peak at the age of 27. Her rebounding data has been a guard throughout her career, and this has not changed. At the same time, her scoring, assists and steals per game are at least tied for career highs.

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