Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game 2014 Showcases Leagues Top Talent on ESPN Saturday


Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game 2014 Showcases Leagues Top Talent on ESPN Saturday

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WNBA All-Star 2014In-Game Access Focus of ESPN’s Coverage of 12th All-Star Game

The Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game 2014 will showcase the league’s top players with several live-access elements throughout the ESPN’s telecast on Saturday, July 19, at 3:30 p.m. Ryan Ruocco will have the call of the game with analyst Rebecca Lobo and reporter Holly Rowe.

The 2014 event marks the second All-Star Game hosted by the Phoenix Mercury, also in 2000, at US Airways Center. The announcement of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 will be made during the telecast.

WNBA All-Star Game Highlights
In-game Access

ESPN will have extensive access to the All-Star Game participants.

  • Live interviews with WNBA players and coaches before, during and after the game
  • Pre-game and halftime access
  • Rowe will have in-game access to both the Eastern and Western Conference benches, conducting interviews with players
  • On-court camera access during the action, specifically free throws and dead ball situations
  • ESPN anchor Doug Kezerian will host studio coverage surrounding the game from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios, including locker room interviews during halftime

Live Microphones

  • A total of four players – one per half from each team
  • Head coach of each team will also wear a live microphone

  • Columnist Mechelle Voepel will report from Phoenix
  • Leading up to Saturday’s game, Voepel’s midseason reports will include a look at the league’s top five MVP candidates and team-by-team grades for the first half of the season
  • Pre-game coverage will include a feature on Phoenix’s outstanding season thus far
  • W @ The WNBA All-Star Game will also be on site in Phoenix, producing video segments from interviews with several All-Star players as well as WNBA president Laurel Richie

Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Rosters
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore – MVP of the 2013 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile – led all players with 28,389 votes following final returns of the 2014 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile. Chicago Sky frontcourt star Elena Delle Donne – the 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year and the leading vote-getter for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star a year ago – topped the Eastern Conference and ranked second overall with 26,129 votes.

Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike, who in April became only the second set of siblings ever selected with the top overall pick in an American professional sports draft, have again made history.  Chiney, the No. 1 overall pick by the Connecticut Sun this year, and Nneka, the No. 1 overall selection by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2012, become the first pair of sisters ever selected to participate in the WNBA’s All-Star event.

Eastern Conference All-Stars
Player                         Team                         Position        

Jessica Breland^          Chicago Sky              Frontcourt
Tamika Catchings*       Indiana Fever             Frontcourt
Tina Charles                 New York Liberty        Frontcourt
Elena Delle Donne*#    Chicago Sky                   Frontcourt
Erika de Souza            Atlanta Dream            Frontcourt
Katie Douglas              Connecticut Sun        Backcourt
Ivory Latta&                 Washington Mystics   Backcourt
Briann January^           Indiana Fever            Backcourt
Angel McCoughtry*      Atlanta Dream           Frontcourt
Chiney Ogwumike^+     Connecticut Sun         Frontcourt
Cappie Pondexter*       New York Liberty       Backcourt
Shoni Schimmel*^+      Atlanta Dream            Backcourt
Head Coach: Michael Cooper (Atlanta Dream)

Western Conference All-Stars
Player                         Team                         Position        

Seimone Augustus#     Minnesota Lynx          Backcourt
Sue Bird&                    Seattle Storm             Backcourt
Skylar Diggins*^         Tulsa Shock                   Backcourt
Candice Dupree           Phoenix Mercury       Frontcourt
Brittney Griner*           Phoenix Mercury       Frontcourt
Glory Johnson            Tulsa Shock              Frontcourt
Maya Moore*               Minnesota Lynx          Frontcourt
Nneka Ogwumike         Los Angeles Sparks        Frontcourt
Candace Parker*          Los Angeles Sparks  Frontcourt
Danielle Robinson        San Antonio Stars           Backcourt
Diana Taurasi*             Phoenix Mercury       Backcourt
Lindsay Whalen           Minnesota Lynx         Backcourt
Head Coach: Cheryl Reeve (Minnesota Lynx)

* – denotes member of the starting lineup, as voted by the fans
^ – denotes first-time All-Star selection
+ – denotes rookie
# – denotes a player who is injured and will not participate
& – replacement player



Rachel Margolis Siegal

A part of the Internal Communications team at ESPN, I began with the network in 2010 as part of the College Sports PR team. Always an avid sports fan and not an athlete – I grew up a huge fan of the Hartford Whalers, while also watching my brother compete at different levels. I became the manager of several high school sports teams and continued that hobby into college. While at Quinnipiac, I worked in the Sports Information Department, which led me to a summer internship at the New Haven Ravens, a AA baseball team, and an eventual job with the Athletic Communications Department at the University of Connecticut. After my five-year stint at Connecticut, I spent six years as Director of Communications at the BIG EAST Conference in Providence, R.I. before joining ESPN.
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