The WNBA season is in full swing but as the league hits the halfway point the WNBA All-Star game looms a former Duke Women’s Basketball player will be making her presence known once again.
Chelsea Gray is no longer a stranger to the big stage of the WNBA. The former Duke Women’s Basketball player will be making her second straight WNBA All-Star Game appearance as she will represent Team Parker on Saturday afternoon.
The WNBA followed the same All-Star game format as the NBA where the top two vote-getters were selected as captains and then would pick their teams behind closed doors. The two captains are the Los Angles Sparks‘ Candance Parker and the Washington Mystics‘ Elena Delle Donne.
Gray will share the floor with her teammate and captain Candace Parker along with fellow Sparks teammate Nneka Ogwumike.
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In her All-Star campaign last season, Gray also made her way onto the All-WNBA Second Team.
The 2016 WNBA Champion with the Los Angeles Sparks has started all 25 games she played in this season and has averaged 14.3 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds and a career-high 5.6 assists.
Gray is also shooting 40.6% from three-point range and 47.4% from the field.
While at Duke, Gray enjoyed her best two seasons in 2011-12 and 2012-13 but she had her ’12-’13 season and 2013-14 season cut short due to a fractured knee cap.
In 2011-12, Gray averaged 12.5 points per game, but in only 25 games in ’12-’13, Gray averaged 12.6 points per game while shooting a career-best 40.7% from three-point range to go along with 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
After playing one season with the Sun, Gray was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks, where she has become fully healthy and thrived, rejuvenating her career that looked so promising while at Duke.
Before Gray and the Sparks head into the All-Star break, they have one game remaining against the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday night at 10:30 pm ET.
The WNBA All-Star game can be seen on Saturday, July 28, at 3:30 pm ET on ABC.