Sky’s Allie Quigley to replace Aces’ A’ja Wilson as starter for AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.
LAS VEGAS – Guard Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky will replace the injured A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces in the starting lineup for Team Wilson at AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019.
AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, featuring Team Delle Donne vs. Team Wilson, will be played today at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, home of the Aces. The 16th WNBA All-Star Game will be televised live by ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
A two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2014, 2015), Quigley has earned three consecutive All-Star appearances since becoming a full-time starter for the Sky in 2017. This will be her first time serving as a starter in the All-Star Game.
Quigley, winner of the WNBA Three-Point Shooting Contest at the 2017 and 2018 WNBA All-Star Games, was originally named to the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 Game as one of 12 reserves. The reserves were selected by the league’s head coaches. She is averaging 13.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Sky this season.
Wilson, one of 10 players selected by fans, WNBA players and media to start in AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019, is unable to play in the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game after suffering an ankle injury on July 19 at Seattle.
As the two All-Star starters who finished with the most fan votes during WNBA All-Star Voting 2019 presented by Google, Wilson and the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne are serving as team captains. Wilson and Las Vegas head coach Bill Laimbeer, also head coach of Team Wilson, named Quigley as the replacement starter.
On July 22, Minnesota Lynx rookie forward Napheesa Collier was named by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to replace Wilson on the AT&T WNBA All-Star 2019 roster.