Everything to know about the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game

The 2024 WNBA All-Star Game will be played Saturday, July 20 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN App) at Footprint Center in Phoenix.

The 20th edition of the event will see a matchup of the All-Stars on the U.S. women’s national team — which will be competing for an eighth consecutive gold medal at the Paris Olympic Games — against the remaining WNBA All-Stars.

A skills challenge and a 3-point contest will take place July 19 (6 p.m. ET, ESPN).

The All-Star Game also marks the WNBA’s regular-season break (July 18 to Aug. 15) while the Olympics (July 26 to Aug. 11) are being held.

The last time the WNBA used this format for the All-Star Game, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Team WNBA defeated Team USA 93-85 in Las Vegas, with Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings earning MVP honors.

Sabrina Ionescu of the New York Liberty won last year’s 3-point contest with a record 37 points, while the Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray won the 2023 skills challenge.

Come back here for more updates right through the All-Star Game.


How to watch

Skills Challenge: Friday, July 19, 6 p.m. ET, on ESPN

3-Point Contest: Friday, July 19, after the Skills Challenge, on ESPN

All-Star Game: Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. ET, ABC


WNBA All-Star starters and reserves

How they’re chosen

All-Star voting features a combination of input from fans (50%), current WNBA players (25%) and media members (25%). Voting ran June 13-29. Rosters will be announced July 2.

The top 10 vote-getters will automatically be named to the All-Star Game, with those players not already on the 5-on-5 Olympic roster assigned to Team WNBA.

The 12 WNBA head coaches will pick from the next 36 highest vote-getters to fill the spots left on the 12-player All-Star roster.

Early voting results

Initial results of the fan voting for the WNBA All-Stars were announced on June 21. The Aces’ A’ja Wilson and the Indiana Fever’s Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston led the list, with the Liberty’s Breanna Stewart and Wings’ Arike Ogunbowale rounding out the top five. Five players on the U.S. 5-on-5 Olympic team for Paris were among the top 10 vote-getters in the first All-Star voting returns.

See the full results of the early fan voting below.

A’ja Wilson*, Las Vegas Aces (217,773 votes)
Caitlin Clark, Indiana Fever (216,427 votes)
Aliyah Boston, Indiana Fever (171,864 votes)
Breanna Stewart*, New York Liberty (151,984 votes)
Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings (130,838 votes)
Sabrina Ionescu*, New York Liberty (118,949 votes)
Angel Reese, Chicago Sky (118,490 votes)
Kelsey Plum*, Las Vegas Aces (117,217 votes)
Napheesa Collier*, Minnesota Lynx (103,550 votes)
Dearica Hamby, Los Angeles Sparks (97,094 votes)

* On U.S. 5-on-5 Olympic roster


Team USA roster

The U.S. national team’s roster was announced June 11.

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, who will be appearing in her record sixth Olympic Games, headlines the roster. She will be joined by Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray, Napheesa Collier, Jewell Loyd and Brittney Griner — all of whom played on the 5-on-5 team in Tokyo in 2021.

Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young, who helped the U.S. women win the inaugural 3×3 gold medal at the Tokyo Games in 2021, are also on the roster, along with first-time Olympians Ionescu, Alyssa Thomas and Kahleah Copper. All three played on the American team that won the World Cup in Australia in 2022.

This is the full squad:

Napheesa Collier, Minnesota Lynx
Kahleah Copper, Phoenix Mercury
Chelsea Gray, Las Vegas Aces
Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury
Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty
Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm
Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces
Breanna Stewart, New York Liberty
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun
A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces
Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces

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