WNBA All-Star Game 2023: Location, schedule, rosters, news, more

Jul 13, 2023, 05:53 PM ET

The starters and reserves have been revealed and the teams have been drafted for the 2023 WNBA All-Star Game, with a league-high four players from the Las Vegas Aces selected to play in Saturday’s contest (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN App) at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

As the top two vote-getters, the Aces’ A’ja Wilson and New York Liberty’s Breanna Stewart are team captains for the second consecutive year. It is the fifth All-Star selection for both players, who drafted their teams July 8. Wilson selected Aces teammate Chelsea Gray with the No. 1 pick, while Stewart picked Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner.

An WNBA All-Star Game starter in her return season from detainment in Russia, Griner is an All-Star for the ninth time, including last year when she was named an honorary All-Star by commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

On Tuesday, Engelbert named Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard an All-Star to replace the injured Elena Delle Donne.

The Dream and Liberty each had three players selected as All-Stars. All 12 teams had at least one player selected.

How to watch

The 2023 WNBA All-Star Game will be played at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on ABC. The game can also be streamed on the ESPN App.



Breanna Stewart selects Brittney Griner with the No. 2 pick of the WNBA ASG draft

Breanna Stewart selects Brittney Griner with the second pick of the WNBA All-Star Game draft.



A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces (captain)

Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces

Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces

Aliyah Boston, Indiana Fever

Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings


Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces

Allisha Gray, Atlanta Dream

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun

Cheyenne Parker, Atlanta Dream

DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut Sun

Elena Delle Donne^, Washington Mystics

^ Injured; replaced by Rhyne Howard, Atlanta Dream

The 2023 WNBA All-Star Game starters are set ? pic.twitter.com/SAuBad1heA

— ESPN (@espn) July 8, 2023



Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty (captain)

Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury

Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm

Satou Sabally, Dallas Wings

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks


Courtney Vandersloot, New York Liberty

Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty

Ezi Magbegor, Seattle Storm

Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx

Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever

Kahleah Copper, Chicago Sky

The 2023 WNBA skills challenge and 3-point contest will be held at Michelob Ultra Arena on Friday (4 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App).


The skills challenge will feature a new format in which four sets of All-Star teammates will compete in a set of relay competitions highlighting agility, dribbling, passing and shooting skills. All four pairings will compete in the first round of the skills challenge, with the two teams that get through the obstacle course the quickest advancing to the final round and going head-to-head for the championship.


Team Aces: Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum

Team Dream: Allisha Gray, Cheyenne Parker

Team Liberty: Sabrina Ionescu, Courtney Vandersloot

Team Wings: Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally


Six players will compete in the 3-point competition, which consists of two rounds, with the top three finishers from the first round advancing. Competitors have 70 seconds and 27 balls to accumulate points. Four racks contain four regular balls worth one point each and one “money ball” worth two points. One rack is all money balls. In the event of ties, players will participate in a 30-second tiebreaker.


* With 2023 3-point stats

DiJonai Carrington, Connecticut Sun (14-for-36, 38.9%)
Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty (54-for-121, 44.6%)
Kelsey Mitchell, Indiana Fever (48-for-129, 37.2%)
Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings (51-for-171, 29.8%)
Sami Whitcomb, Seattle Storm (37-for-101, 36.6%)
Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces (50-for-103, 48.5%)

WNBA All-Star starters and reserves

Fans (50%), current players (25%) and media (25%) voted for the starters, while WNBA head coaches picked the reserves.


Aliyah Boston*, F/C, Indiana Fever

Chelsea Gray, G, Las Vegas Aces

Brittney Griner, C, Phoenix Mercury

Jewell Loyd, G, Seattle Storm

Arike Ogunbowale, G, Dallas Wings

Nneka Ogwumike, F, Los Angeles Sparks

Satou Sabally, F, Dallas Wings

Breanna Stewart, F, New York Liberty (captain)

A’ja Wilson, C, Las Vegas Aces (captain)

Jackie Young, G, Las Vegas Aces

The 2023 WNBA All-Star Starters are set ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/oW6CVd5zOb

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 25, 2023


DeWanna Bonner, F/G, Connecticut Sun

Napheesa Collier, F, Minnesota Lynx

Kahleah Copper, G/F, Chicago Sky

Elena Delle Donne, F/G, Washington Mystics

* Out due to injury

Allisha Gray*, G, Dallas Wings

Sabrina Ionescu, G, New York Liberty

Ezi Magbegor*, C, Seattle Storm

Kelsey Mitchell*, G, Indiana Fever

Cheyenne Parker*, F, Atlanta Dream

Kelsey Plum, G, Las Vegas Aces

Alyssa Thomas, F, Connecticut Sun

* First-time All-Stars

The Aces’ Becky Hammon will coach Team Wilson, and the Sun’s Stephanie White will coach Team Stewart.

Last year, Team Wilson defeated Team Stewart 134-112 in Chicago.

Experts weigh in on starters and reserves

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The 2023 WNBA All-Star reserves are set ? pic.twitter.com/NuNsrpeV16

— ESPN (@espn) July 1, 2023

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