– Fans Will Be Able to Vote for WNBA All-Star Starters on Google for First Time –
– 2019 All-Star Captains to Draft Teams from Pool of Starters and Reserves –
NEW YORK, June 12, 2019 – WNBA All-Star Voting 2019 presented by Google, which is now the league’s presenting WNBA All-Star Voting partner, will tip off on Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m. ET and conclude on Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m. ET. This is the first season fans will be able to vote by searching on Google. Fans will also be able to vote via the WNBA App and WNBA.com.
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 will be played on Saturday, July 27 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, home of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. The 16thWNBA All-Star Game will be televised live by ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 will follow last year’s format with the starters and reserves being selected without regard for conference affiliation.
The selection of starters will be conducted through a combination of voting by fans (50 percent of the vote), current WNBA players (25 percent) and a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters (25 percent). All current WNBA players will be available for selection.
Fans in the U.S. who submit a ballot via WNBA.com may enter into a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two (2) to attend the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game 2019 in Las Vegas.
Players and media will also be able to complete one ballot, featuring four guards and six frontcourt players from across the WNBA. Players may vote for their teammates or themselves.
The 10 All-Star starters, including the two captains, will be revealed on Thursday, July 11. After the announcement of the starters, the WNBA’s head coaches will select the 12 reserves. Coaches will vote for three guards, five frontcourt players and four players at either position regardless of conference. They may not vote for their own players. The reserves will be announced on Monday, July 15.
The captains – the two All-Star starters who receive the most fan votes– will draft their respective rosters by selecting first from the remaining eight players in the pool of starters and then from the pool of 12 reserves. Additional details about the WNBA All-Star Draft will be announced at a later date.
A fan voting update will be shared on Tuesday, July 2.
How to vote:
- WNBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on WNBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser. Fans can select up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference affiliation when choosing starters.
- WNBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day and select up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference affiliation when choosing starters.
- Google: Vote on Google.com or the Google app by searching “WNBA Vote” and “WNBA All-Star Vote” or simply by searching for your favorite player or team. Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from June 14 – July 9.
The head coaches for the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 will be the head coaches of the two teams regardless of conference with the best records following games on Friday, July 12. The head coach with the best record as of that date will coach the team whose captain earned the most fan votes.