(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: We now bring all of our Sparks fans the first WNBA projections and balloting outlooks for the upcoming All-Star game on Saturday, July 19th in Las Vegas at the Michelob Ultra Arena, home of the defending WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces. The game will be televised on ABC at 5:30 pm |PT.
From our Sparks perspective, and after seeing the total vote numbers since the May 31st opening day of voting, Nneka Ogwumike has netted nearly 17,000. Her sister Chiney, as well as their teammates Jordin Canada, Lexie Brown, Dearica Hamby, Karlie Samuelson, Layshia Clarendon, Jasmine Thomas, Joyner Holmes, Mia Clouden, and Zia Cooke are also on the players’ list. To cast your vote, click here to see the WNBA’s link for details on Fan Voting through June 21st.
Here are just a few highlights about Nneka’s season to date:
- 3rd in the WNBA in Wins Above Replacement Player (WARP) [Definition]: A calculation that evaluates a player who belongs to a team that is made up of her and (4) average players. This team is compared to another team made up of, (4) average players and a replacement-level player.
- Top 10 in the WNBA in Points Per Game (PPG) & Rebounds Per Game (RPG).
- The Sparks are 21.8 points per 100 possessions better with Nneka on the court.