Maya Moore Voted 2014 All-Star Starter

The WNBA tonight announced Lynx forward Maya Moore was voted in by fans to the starting lineup for the 2014 Western Conference All-Star team. Moore topped all vote-getters in 2014 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile with 28,389 votes. This years game will mark the third career All-Star start for Moore. This is the third time the Lynx have had a player voted into the starting lineup.

As a result of being the 2014 Western Conference Champions, head coach Cheryl Reeve will coach the Western Conference, joined on the bench by assistant coaches Jim Petersen and Shelley Patterson. Head athletic trainer Chuck Barta will handle training duties.

In her fourth year out of the University of Connecticut, Moore is averaging a league-best 22.8 points per game. Shes posted 12 20+ point games, including five double-doubles this season. Moore became the first WNBA player ever to score 30+ points in four consecutive games as she helped Minnesota go 6-0 in May. She collected 135 points from May 16-24, marking the most prolific four-game scoring stretch in WNBA history. Her best game this season came in Tulsa on May 23 when she scored a career-high 38 points and grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds.

The Phoenix Mercury will host the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center on Saturday, July 19, and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN, with tip-off at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT).

All-Star reserves will be announced during the nationally televised game between Los Angeles and Indiana on Tuesday, July 15 beginning at 7 p.m. (CT). Reserves will be selected by the 12 WNBA head coaches, who will vote on six players within their own conference. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

Individual tickets for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 start at just $20 and can be purchased online at, through Ticketmaster, by dialing 800-745-3000, or at the US Airways Center Ticket Office. For every All-Star Game ticket sold, the Mercury will donate $1 to its All-Stars and Stripes program benefiting local military heroes and their families.

Following are the starting lineups for the 2014 Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game:

Shoni Schimmel, Guard (Atlanta Dream)
Cappie Pondexter, Guard (New York Liberty)
Elena Delle Donne, Frontcourt (Chicago Sky)
Angel McCoughtry, Frontcourt (Atlanta Dream)
Tamika Catchings, Frontcourt (Indiana Fever)

Diana Taurasi, Guard (Phoenix Mercury)
Skylar Diggins, Guard (Tulsa Shock)
Maya Moore, Frontcourt (Minnesota Lynx)
Candace Parker, Frontcourt (Los Angeles Sparks)
Brittney Griner, Frontcourt (Phoenix Mercury)

Guards: Shoni Schimmel (Atl) 25,601; Cappie Pondexter (NY) 10,104; Ivory Latta (Was) 9,932; Briann January (Ind) 8,717; Courtney Vandersloot (Chi) 7,504; Katie Douglas (Con) 7,318; Epiphanny Prince (Chi) 6,006; Kara Lawson (Was) 5,064; Shavonte Zellous (Ind) 4,399; Anna Cruz (NY) 2,753; Matee Ajavon (Atl) 2,727; Allison Hightower (Con) 1,863

Frontcourt: Elena Delle Donne (Chi) 26,129; Angel McCoughtry (Atl) 17,562; Tamika Catchings (Ind) 13,939; Erika de Souza (Atl) 12,859; Chiney Ogwumike (Con) 11,980; Tina Charles (NY) 9,796; Jessica Breland (Chi) 5,841; Sylvia Fowles (Chi) 5,072; Sancho Lyttle (Atl) 4,615; Erlana Larkins (Ind) 3,970; Marissa Coleman (Ind) 3,344; Emma Meesseman (Was) 2,981; Kelsey Bone (Con) 2,239; Kelsey Griffin (Con) 2,209; Kia Vaughn (Was) 2,047; Monique Currie (Was) 1,818; Essence Carson (NY) 1,710; Plenette Pierson (NY) 1,533

Guards: Diana Taurasi (Phx) 19,404; Skylar Diggins (Tul) 17,937; Seimone Augustus (Minn) 16,143; Lindsay Whalen (Minn) 13,691; Sue Bird (Sea) 8,210; Becky Hammon (SA) 6,663; Danielle Robinson (SA) 4,685; Erin Phillips (Phx) 3,895; Kristi Toliver (LA) 3,485; Alana Beard (LA) 2,892; Riquna Williams (Tul) 1,844; Tanisha Wright (Sea) 1,361

Frontcourt: Maya Moore (Minn) 28,389; Candace Parker (LA) 23,555; Brittney Griner (Phx) 18,432; Nneka Ogwumike (LA) 10,697; Kayla McBride (SA) 10,192; Janel McCarville (Minn) 8,210; Candice Dupree (Phx) 7,844; Glory Johnson (Tul) 6,261; DeWanna Bonner (Phx) 5,183; Rebekkah Brunson (Minn) 4,707; Courtney Paris (Tul) 3,568; Jayne Appel (SA) 3,475; Crystal Langhorne (Sea) 3,221; Sophia Young-Malcolm (SA) 2,534; Camille Little (Sea) 2,290; Jantel Lavender (LA) 2,114; Jordan Hooper (Tul) 1,963; Shekinna Stricklen (Sea) 1,798
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