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  • WNBA

    Delle Donne top vote getter for All-Star team

  • NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne is already leaving her mark in the WNBA.
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  • NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne is already leaving her mark in the WNBA.
    The Chicago Sky star became the first rookie to lead the league's All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.
    Delle Donne received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.
    The Chicago Sky first-year player, who was the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft this past April, will be joined on the Eastern Conference squad by teammate Epiphanny Prince.
    Prince is playing in her second All-Star game, but was honored to be voted in this year by the fans after being chosen by the coaches in 2011.
    The other Eastern Conference starters are New York's Cappie Pondexter, Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry and Indiana's Tamika Catchings, who will be playing in her eighth All-Star game.
    Parker will be playing in her first All-Star game. She had just given birth to her daughter Lailaa in 2009 and was injured in 2011. There were no All-Star games when she was a rookie in 2008 or last season because of the Olympics..
    Parker will be joined in the starting lineup for the West by Phoenix teammates Diana Taurasi and rookie Brittney Griner. Minnesota's Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus round out the Western Conference starting five.
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