Atlanta Dream’s Rhyne Howard to replace Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne in 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game

NEW YORK Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard, the 2022 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year, has been named by WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert to replace injured Washington Mystics forward-guard Elena Delle Donne on Team Wilson in the 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game.

Howard, 23, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, was voted to the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game as a reserve by the league’s head coaches.

This season, Howard ranks 10th in the WNBA in scoring with 18.7 points per game. She is averaging 24.2 points during Atlanta’s current five-game winning streak, which includes a career-high 43 points vs. the Los Angeles Sparks on July 2 and 32 points at the Chicago Sky on July 9.

Delle Donne, who was named an All-Star reserve by WNBA head coaches, will be unable to play in the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game after suffering an ankle injury on Sunday in a game against the Connecticut Sun. She had been drafted to play for Team Wilson, which is captained by A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces.

The 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game, featuring Team Wilson vs. Team Stewart, will be played on Saturday, July 15 at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. The 19th WNBA All-Star Game will be broadcast live by ABC at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.