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Published on June 22, 2024
WNBA All-Star Voting Heats Up as Aces' Wilson Leads, Fever's Clark and Boston Close BehindSource: Wikipedia/John Mac, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The fever for the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game is palpable as fans cast their votes for the players they want to see on the court. WTHR reports a tight race for the top spots, with Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson leading and Indiana Fever's dynamic duo Caitlin Clark and Aliyah Boston trailing close behind in the early fan voting. Wilson, who's been racking up an average of 27.9 points and 11.3 rebounds this season, has netted a leading 217,773 votes.

Right on Wilson's heels, Caitlin Clark, the Fever's rookie sensation, has snagged a cool 216,427 votes. A little more than 1,000 votes is what separates her from Wilson's top position. Not trailing far behind her teammate, Aliyah Boston has nabbed the third spot with 171,864 votes, as her teammate fever has obviously caught on with the fans. WTHR highlights that, despite missing out on invitations to Team USA for the 2024 Olympics, the Fever pair may face off against the Olympians in the WNBA All-Star Game.

Not to be outshone, other players like New York's Breanna Stewart and Dallas' Arike Ogunbowale are securing their places in fan votes, ranking fourth and fifth respectively. According to the Fever's official release, Stewart, a two-time Kia WNBA MVP, has amassed 151,984 votes while Ogunbowale, a three-time All-Star, stands at 130,838.

The All-Star Game, set for July 20 in Phoenix, takes on a format that sees Team WNBA take on the U.S. Olympic team—a format last seen in 2021. The players for Team WNBA will be selected through a combination of fan votes (50%), current WNBA player votes (25%), and a media panel (25%). The top ten vote-getters will be announced as All-Star Game participants, and, according to WTHR, any players competing for the U.S. on the Olympic team will stay on their team, while the rest of the spots will be filled based on the coaches' choices from the next 36 highest vote-getters.

As excitement builds, the final rosters for the WNBA All-Star Game will be announced on July 2, leaving fans on tenterhooks to see which of their favorites will hit the court in Phoenix. With the fans' fervor shown in the early voting stages, the All-Star Game promises to be a thrilling showdown of skill, talent, and the power of popular vote.