WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky will defend her title in the 2018 WNBA Three-Point Contest on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Quigley is one of four 2018 WNBA All-Stars in the competition, along with the Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd, the Las Vegas Aces’ Kayla McBride, and Washington Mystics’ Kristi Toliver. The six-player field also features the Indiana Fever’s Kelsey Mitchell and the Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery.
“I am so excited and grateful to be an All-Star this year,” Quigley said. “It’s such a fun experience to be able to interact and play with the best players in the game.”
Quigley, a Joliet native, won the 2017 WNBA Three-Point Contest, which returned to WNBA All-Star for the first time since 2009.
“Going into this year’s three-point contest, my only plan is to be relaxed and confident,” Quigley said. “I’ll do my best and whatever happens, happens! But I really just want to enjoy and it and take in the whole experience.”
This year, Quigley is second in the WNBA in three-pointers made per game (2.3) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (career-high 43.7). A 10-year veteran, Quigley was selected to her first All-Star Game last season and her second this season. Below is the lineup for the WNBA Three-Point Contest:
The WNBA Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four WNBA balls (each worth one point) and one “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth station is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations, with every ball on the rack worth two points. The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The two competitors with the highest scores in the first-round then advance to the championship round.
Team rosters for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018 were revealed last week, as selected by All-Star captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks. Delle Donne made the first pick and Parker made the second pick, the two captains then alternated until all players were selected. They chose their 10 teammates regardless of conference affiliation, marking the WNBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference.
Delle Donne drafted Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury), Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota), Brittney Griner (Phoenix), Kayla McBride (Las Vegas Aces), Breanna Stewart (Seattle), Diana Taurasi (Phoenix), Kristi Toliver (Washington) and A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas).
Parker, a two-time WNBA MVP (2008, 2013), selected Allie Quigley (Chicago), Liz Cambage (Dallas Wings), Tina Charles (New York Liberty), Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas), Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles), Jewell Loyd (Seattle), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (Minnesota), Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun) and Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles).
On Friday, July 27, the All-Star captains and head coaches will meet to determine the starting lineups. The starters will be revealed that night on ESPN2 (8 p.m. CT) during a telecast of the WNBA All-Star Welcome Reception in Minnesota.
The players’ work off the court as leaders on social issues and their active engagement with philanthropic efforts will be acknowledged as well. For the second consecutive year, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice in support of her work in the community.
Charities the participants will represent and compete for are The Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship (Quigley); Strong Against Cancer (Loyd); Be A Friend Program, Inc. and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada (McBride); Catch the Stars Foundation (Mitchell); YWCA of Charleston West Virginia (Montgomery); and Pender Country Humane Society (Toliver).
Team Delle Donne and Team Parker will meet in the 15th WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 28 at Target Center in Minneapolis. ABC and SiriusXM NBA Radio will broadcast the game live at 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT.
The 2018 WNBA regular season continues through Aug. 19 and the playoffs begin on Aug. 21. For more information on the WNBA and game tickets, fans may visit sky.wnba.com.