Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel both racked up an unheard of amount of points at Louisville, they both led the Cards to the national championship game before beginning their professional careers with the Atlanta Dream, and now both will be starters in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game.
Schimmel, who typically comes off the bench for the Dream, was the only rookie chosen to start after she received the most votes of any East guard (25,601) and the third-most of any player in the league. McCoughtry, the Dream's leading scorer at 19.8 ppg, received 17,562 votes, the second-most among East forwards.
Jeff Walz and Jude Schimmel, your thoughts?
Congrats @schimmel23 @angel_35 for both being named starters for the East in the WNBA All-Star Game. I will be there! #Louisvilleproud— Jeff Walz (@CoachJeffWalz) July 9, 2014
Nbd my sister is just starting in the WNBA all star game as a rookie. So happy for her! Thank you to everyone who voted!— Jude Schimmel (@JSchim22) July 9, 2014
The All-Star Game will be played at 3:30 p.m. on July 19 at US Airways Center in Phoenix. ESPN will have the coverage of what should be a pretty special day for U of L women's hoops.