DURHAM, N.C. – The WNBA has revealed the results of the 2018 WNBA All-Star voting and among those selected to participate is Chelsea Gray, a former Duke Blue Devil and current guard for the Los Angeles Sparks. The game will take place Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. (ET).
Chosen through a vote comprised of fans, players, coaches, and the media, Gray will be making her second straight All-Star appearance and the 10th all-time for a former Blue Devil. Coming off a breakout campaign last year, Gray has elevated her game to another level in her fourth WNBA season.
“I am incredibly blessed,” Gray said. “Thank you to everyone that voted and the people that surround me who help shape who I am.”
Through 23 games, Gray is averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals for the Sparks. She currently ranks fourth in the league in the assists department, while her output of steals is good for fifth. Her 32.0 minutes per game and 41.5 percent from downtown also represent top-10 marks in the WNBA at 10th and ninth-best, respectively.
Other 2018 WNBA All-Star selections include Seimone Augustus (Minnesota), Sue Bird (Seattle), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix), Liz Cambage (Dallas), Tina Charles (New York), Elena Delle Donne (Washington), Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas), Syliva Fowles (Minnesota), Brittney Griner (Phoenix), Jewell Loyd (Seattle), Maya Moore (Minnesota), Kayla McBride (Las Vegas), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta), Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles), Candace Parker (Los Angeles), Allie Quigley (Chicago), Breanna Stewart (Seattle), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix), Kristi Tolliver (Washington) and A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas).
By being chosen to participate in this year’s All-Star game in Minneapolis, Gray is entered into a pool of players that will be drafted by team captains for the event. Captains Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker will take turns drafting those who have been voted as All-Stars, with a final roster announcement scheduled for Thursday, July 19 on ESPN2. Information on the game’s starting lineups is expected to come Friday, July 27 on ESPN2.
Gray left a lasting impression during her four-year tenure at Duke. Before being selected 11th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2014 WNBA draft, she cemented herself as one of the best players to walk the halls of Cameron Indoor Stadium. Gray, a 2013 All-America, ranks second in assists (545) and third in steals (298) in the all-time career record list at Duke. Her 5.0 assists per game is a school record.