The WNBA has announced the participants for the 2022 All-Star Skills Challenge with several All-Star players in the mix for the trophy. New York Liberty Sabrina Ionescu, Connecticut Sun Jonquel Jones, Chicago Sky Courtney Vandersloot, and Las Vegas Aces Jackie Young headlined the list of players selected.
NaLyssa Smith from the Indiana Fever and Azurá Stevens from the Sky are also part of the eight-player list for the event. Lastly, Aces Kelsey Plum and Atlanta Dream rookie Rhyne Howard will be two players that will participate in both the Skills Challenge and the Three-Point Contest.
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The event includes eight teams, each consisting of one WNBA player and one athlete from the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) participating in the 2022 Nike Nationals.
“As a Nike EYBL alum, having the chance to now be paired with a young EYBL star in this event is extra special. I’m looking forward to everything that All-Star weekend has to offer”, said Liberty All-Star Sabrina Ionescu.
The Skills Challenge and Three-Point Contest will take place in McCormick Place on Saturday, July 6. Both events will be televised by ESPN.