Fowles, Sims to Represent the Lynx in 2019 WNBA All-Star Game

(image credit: screenshot from WNBA on YouTube)

The Minnesota Lynx will once again be well-represented at the annual WNBA All-Star Game later this month.

The WNBA announced Monday that center Sylvia Fowles and guard Odyssey Sims have been selected as reserve players to take part in the 2019 All-Star Game on July 27 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne and Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson were the top two vote-getters in the voting process, earning themselves captain honors for the game.

As announced on Thursday afternoon on ESPN’s The Jump, here are the full list of starters for the All-Star Game:

(image credit: screenshot from ESPN’s The Jump)

The 12 reserve players, where Fowles and Sims fall under, where selected into the game by the league’s head coaches. Coaches voted for three guards, five frontcourt players and four players at either position regardless of conference. The coaches were not able to vote for their own players.

For Fowles, this will be her third straight All-Star appearance and the sixth of her career in her 12th WNBA season.

In her fifth season with the Lynx in 2019, Fowles is averaging 14.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 1.1 assists and one steal in 30.9 minutes per contest through 17 games.

Sims, who is in her sixth WNBA season and first in Minnesota, is earning her first career All-Star selection this year.

Off to a stellar start with the Lynx, Sims is averaging a team-best 15.7 points (eighth-most in the WNBA), a team-high 5.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 33.3 minutes per game through 15 games.

The two players taking part in the annual game will mark the eighth straight time that the Lynx have sent multiple players to the All-Star Game. Minnesota have seen four players take part in the game in both 2017 and 2018.

All-Star Weekend will kick off on July 26 with “WNBA All-Star Friday Night,” which will feature the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest beginning at 6 p.m. CT in Las Vegas, airing live on ESPN.

The Skills Challenge will be a three-round obstacle course competition between eight players that tests dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point shooting skills. The 3-Point Contest will feature a two-round timed competition consisting of six participants.

The 16th annual WNBA All-Star Game will follow the Friday night festivities at 2:30 p.m. CT on July 27 in Las Vegas, airing live on ABC.

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