Fans vote Catchings onto WNBA All-Star team
Despite playing in just two games this season, Tamika Catchings has been named to the WNBA All-Star Game.
Fans voted the Indiana Fever star onto her 9th All-Star team, it was announced Tuesday.
"This is truly an amazing time, and a blessing, to be voted in as an All-Star," Catchings said. "I've only played in one game, but my fans have supported me through it all. It is an honor to be voted in by my fans and those who love my game. This doesn't happen to everyone so I am truly appreciative. Thank you to everyone who voted for me, and knew that I would be back this season to play."
"There is no greater representative than Tamika Catchings! I'm proud of having someone on my team get voted to the All-Star Game by fans when she has missed most of the season," added Fever coach Lin Dunn.
Minnesota star Maya Moore was the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star game, to be played July 19 in Phoenix.
She will start for the Western Conference alongside Phoenix's Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, Tulsa's Skylar Diggins and Los Angeles' Candace Parker.
Elena Delle Donne received the most votes in the Eastern Conference, earning her second straight trip to the All-Star game. She became the first rookie to lead the league's All-Star balloting last year, but wasn't able to play after she suffered a concussion a few days before the game.
Delle Donne is sidelined with a flare-up of Lyme Disease and has only played once for Chicago in the past 10 games.
New York's Cappie Pondexter and Atlanta's Shoni Schimmel and Angel McCoughtry join Catchings and Delle Donne as starters for the East team.
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