MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced Rebekkah Brunson has been chosen by WNBA President Lisa Borders as an injury replacement for Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike, who is sidelined with an illness on Team Parker. Brunson will be making her fifth career All-Star appearance (2007, 2011, 2013, 2017), her fourth as a member of the Lynx and second straight. She joins teammates Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore, who were named All-Stars last Tuesday. Brunson and Moore will be on Team Parker while Augustus and Fowles will be on Team Delle Donne.
The Lynx will have four representatives at the All-Star Game for a second straight year and a WNBA-record fourth time (2011, 2013, 2017). No other team in league history has had four or more representatives more than once. Only Connecticut (who sent five in 2006), Detroit (2005), Houston (2006) and New York (1999) have sent four players to the All-Star Game. The Lynx will host the Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018 at Target Center for the first time this Saturday, July 28. The game will be nationally televised by ABC at 2:30 p.m. CT and can be heard on SiriusXM radio.
Brunson, a 14-year pro out of Georgetown University, is averaging 7.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg and a career-best 2.1 apg. Brunson totaled 15 points and 12 rebounds July 5 vs. Los Angeles, boosting her career rebound haul to 3318, passing both Lisa Leslie (3307) and Tamika Catchings (3316) to become the most prolific rebounder in WNBA history. The performance was also the 82nd double-double of Brunson’s career, pushing her past Yolanda Griffith for sixth on that all-time list. Last night’s 85-82 victory over the New York Liberty marked the 294th of her career, putting her in a tie with Swin Cash for the second-most career wins in league history.