The Dream’s first-year All-Stars will compete in the game on Saturday, July 15 live on ABC
ATLANTA, Ga. (July 1, 2023) – Atlanta Dream guard Allisha Gray and forward Cheyenne Parker were both named 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Stars, the league announced today. Both players earned their first-ever WNBA All-Star nod in the middle of career-best seasons.
The 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be held in Las Vegas, Nev. at Michelob ULTRA Arena, tipping off at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) nationally on ABC. More information on the weekend can be found here.
“Both Allisha and Cheyenne earning spots on the WNBA All-Star team is nothing but a reflection of the hard work they put in every single day,” said head coach Tanisha Wright. “We’ve been saying all year that CP is an All-Star, and we knew what we were doing when we brought Allisha here to Atlanta. We’re all so proud of them and thrilled to have them as a part of our team’s core for the foreseeable future.”
Gray finished in sixth place among guards in fan, media and player voting for WNBA All-Star this year. Through 14 games in her first season with the Dream, Gray has scored in double figures in every game, averaging 18.3 points which good for the fifth-most among guards and 11th-most among all players in the league. Her four games with 25+ points are also the fifth-most by any player this season.
Parker is in the middle of the best season of her nine-year career so far, averaging more minutes (26.7), points (15.4), made and attempted shots (6.0-12.1), offensive (2.8) and total rebounds (7.1), steals (1.5) and blocks (1.4) than any of her previous eight years in the league. She ranks third among all forwards in the league in average offensive rebounds (3.4), and in the top 10 among forwards in average points, blocks, and steals. Through 14 games so far this season, she has tallied four double-doubles and four 20-point games in her third year with Atlanta.
The selections mark the first time since 2017 the Dream have multiple All-Stars and the third-straight year of at least one All-Star in the game for Atlanta.
* denotes All-Star team captain by virtue of being one of the two highest vote-getters in voting by fans
^ denotes first-time All-Star selection
YRS EXP denotes number of seasons completed entering 2023 season
ASG denotes number of All-Star selections including 2023 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game
The AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be the centerpiece of two full days packed with WNBA activities, including the WNBA STARRY® 3-Point Contest and Kia WNBA Skills Challenge, which will air on ESPN on Friday, July 14 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.
The WNBA also will host its “WNBA Live” fan festival, now in its second year. An exciting, interactive event open to the public, “WNBA Live” will provide fans an opportunity to experience the intersection of the WNBA, entertainment and culture leading up to the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game.
The All-Star Game captains will draft their rosters by selecting first from the pool of eight remaining starters and then from the pool of 12 reserves. ESPN will broadcast the WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special on Saturday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET.
Atlanta Dream All-Time All-Stars
2023 – Allisha Gray, Cheyenne Parker
2022 – Rhyne Howard
2021 – Courtney Williams
2018 – Angel McCoughtry (starter)
2017 – Tiffany Hayes (starter), Layshia Clarendon, Elizabeth Wlliams
2015 – Angel McCoughtry (starter), Shoni Schimmel (starter)
2014 – Angel McCoughtry (starter), Shoni Schimmel (starter), Erika de Souza (starter*)
2013 – Angel McCoughtry (starter), Erika de Souza
2011 – Angel McCoughtry (starter)
2009 – Erika de Souza, Sancho Lyttle
Note: Though not an All-Star game, the following Dream players were named to the squads for the 2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game: Angel McCoughtry (USA), Iziane Castro Marques (WNBA), Sancho Lyttle (WNBA)
*de Souza was named an injury replacement starter for the 2014 game
About the Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Ga. that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, reward innovation and imagination, and aim to empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 15 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2023 season and group tickets, please visitdream.wnba.com/tickets or call 877-977-7729.