Hamilton's Kia Nurse named a starting guard for the WNBA all-star game

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Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson were named team captains for this month's WNBA All-Star Game.

A'ja Wilson is under a bit of pressure now as one of the captains of the WNBA All-Star Game.

Wilson and the Aces have become title contenders this season, aided by fellow All-Star starters Kayla McBride and Liz Cambage - Las Vegas now leads the league with a 10-5 record.

For Delle Donne, it is her sixth All-Star Game appearance in as many seasons. The Washington Mystics star led the fan balloting.

Other frontcourt players include Wilson's teammate in Las Vegas' Liz Cambage, Phoenix's Brittney Griner, Seattle's Natasha Howard and Connecticut's Jonquel Jones.

Among second-year players, Wilson leads the WNBA in scoring, rebounding, blocks and player impact estimate and is in the top 5 in net rating and assists.

Hamilton's Kia Nurse has been named as one of the starting guards for the WNBA All-Star Game.

Howard and Nurse are both first-time All-Stars. Eastern. Reserves for the game, voted on by coaches, will be announced next Monday. Fan votes were worth, collectively, 50%, while player votes were worth 25%, as were media votes.

In addition to the two captains, the eight other starters were announced. They are voted on by league coaches. She has started all 15 games for NY this season.

In addition, Las Vegas Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer and Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault have earned spots as the head coaches for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019. As coach of the Connecticut Sun, Thibault's East team lost to the West 122-99 in the 2005 All-Star Game in Connecticut.

Thibault, a three-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2006, 2008, 2013), also will serve as an All-Star Game head coach for the third time. One year later, he led the East to a 98-82 win over the West in the 2006 All-Star Game in NY.

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