Jewell Loyd named a starter for WNBA All-Star Game


SEATTLE — Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd has been selected as a starter for the 2023 WNBA All-Star game in Las Vegas as announced by the league today. It is the fifth-straight all-star pick for Loyd, who will be making her third start.

Loyd is leading the WNBA in scoring with a 25.4 ppg average—nearly three points per game better than the next closest player. She tallied 22 points in Saturday’s win over Phoenix, marking her eighth game this season scoring 20+, tied for the most in the league. Loyd also became the first player in WNBA history to scored 300+ points and 40+ 3-point field goals through a players first 12 games in a season. 

Loyd scored an impressive 21 points in last season’s All-Star Game in Chicago, tying an all-star game record with seven three-pointers.

The All-Star Game reserves will be announced on July 1. Starters are voted on by fans, players and media members with the league’s coaches selecting the all-star reserves.

The 2023 WNBA All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. On Friday, July 14, some of the league’s biggest and brightest stars will display their talents at the 2023 edition of the WNBA Starry 3-Point Contestand Kia WNBA Skills Challenge at 1 p.m.

The Storm returns to action on Tuesday, June 27, traveling to Minnesota to face the Lynx at 5:00 p.m. PT before returning home to face the Lynx again on Thursday, June 29 at Climate Pledge Arena.

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