Three Gamecocks to play in 2024 WNBA All-Star Game featuring Team USA

A’ja Wilson, Allisha Gray, and Aliyah Boston—three former South Carolina Gamecocks—will take part in the 2024 WNBA All-Star Game, the league said on ESPN on Tuesday. The U.S. women’s national team will play the league’s All-Stars in the All-Star Game before going for its seventh straight Olympic gold medal in Paris this summer. Wilson, a star at USC, will play for Team USA. Boston and Gray will be members of Team WNBA.

Input from fans (50%) and current WNBA players (25%) as well as media members (25%) was considered in the All-Star voting process. The voting period was June 13–29. All-Star players were automatically selected for the game if they placed in the top ten. The WNBA squad was given the players who weren’t already on the roster for the 5-on-5 Olympics. To complete the 12-player All-Star team, the next 36 top ranked players were chosen by the league’s 12 head coaches.

Wilson will play in his sixth All-Star Game this year. The Las Vegas Aces standout was the league’s top vote-getter the previous two seasons and was an All-standout team captain in 2019 and 2022. Wilson averaged 26.5 points in the first month (second in the league) and 27.2 points in the second (first), earning him the titles of Western Conference Player of the Month in both May and June.

After making her debut on Team Wilson in 2023 alongside Boston, a fellow Gamecock alumna and former South Carolina teammate, Gray is now a two-time All-Star. When playing with the Atlanta Dream, Gray averages 15.6 points, four rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. Boston will participate in her second straight All-Star Game as the WNBA Rookie of the Year. She’s averaging 13.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Indiana Fever.

The game will broadcast at 8:30 p.m. July 20 on ABC from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

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