|NEW YORK LIBERTY FORWARD TINA CHARLES VOTED AS A STARTER FOR THE 2017 WNBA ALL-STAR GAME
– Charles is named a starter for the 3rd time in her career, and is an All-Star selection for the 5th time –
NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 – New York Liberty forward Tina Charles has been selected as a 2017 WNBA All-Star joining the list of 10 players selected by fans, WNBA players and media to start in Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017.
For Charles, it is the 3rd time in her career she has been voted as a starter for the Eastern Conference, and she receives her 5th overall All-Star selection. She has had a stellar 1st half of the WNBA season, ranking 3rd in the league in scoring (20.8 ppg) and rebounding (9.1 rpg).
“I am honored to have been voted as a starter for the WNBA All-Star game for the 3rd time in my career,” said Charles. “I am grateful to all of the fans, media, and my peers in the WNBA who voted. I am excited to represent the New York Liberty organization for what I know will be a great All-Star Weekend in Seattle.”
“No player in the WNBA works harder or means more to their team than Tina Charles, and I congratulate her on being voted a starter for the All-Star game,” said Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer, who will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars in Seattle. “She is the most consistent player in the league, turning in close to a double-double every time she steps on the court, and has taken her game to another level this season as she leads our team every night.”
This year, the WNBA All-Star starters were selected by fans, players, and the media. Charles finished 2nd in the WNBA fan vote for the Eastern Conference, tied for 1st in the media vote, and finished 1st in the player vote.
Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm earned her 10th All-Star selection, Bird has tied Tamika Catchings for the most in WNBA history. Bird will represent the host Storm in the All-Star Game, which will take place on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena in Seattle (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC).
Courtesy: NY Liberty PR