WNBA All-Star Reserves and Three-Point Contestants Announced

This slideshow requires JavaScript.Nneka Oguwmike, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart headline the Western Conference WNBA All-Star reserves.Stewart and six other reserves were named to their first All-Star Game, which will be played Saturday (ABC, 3:30 p.m. ET) at Seattle’s KeyArena, Stewart’s home court with the Seattle Storm. The All-Star Game rosters also feature nine former No. 1 WNBA draft picks.Gray and Williams will join Duke alumna Jasmine Thomas (Connecticut Sun) who was selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the game.While Charles is the lone representative from NY, for now, Atlanta and CT each have three players competing.Cal alum Layshia Clarendon will also be one of them, making her first All-Star appearance in her fifth season in the league and second in Atlanta.Brunson, a three-time all star, is enjoying a combination of a vintage year and a new renaissance in this, her fourteenth season.She now ranks third in blocks (2.0), eighth in rebounding, and 43 in scoring (10.2). She is shooting 41 percent from three, which ranks in the top ten in the league, while taking 2.3 shots from beyond the arc per game.The Dallas Wings guard has been selected as an All-Star reserve, the WNBA announced on Tuesday night. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team…During halftime of Saturday afternoon’s game, five players will compete in the first WNBA three-point contest in eight years.Former Lynx player Sugar Rodgers, now with NY, is also in the field, along with Seattle’s Sue Bird, Connecticut’s Jasmine Thomas and Chicago’s Allie Quigley and Minnesota’s for the game in Seattle.