Big East Well Represented in All-Star Game

Tipoff for the WNBA's All-Star game is set for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Several alumni of the Big East Conference will be participating as players from Rutgers University and Connecticut will take the court. The game may be seen in its entirety on ESPN.

The WBNA All-Star Game, sectioned off into the Eastern and Western Conference is set to tip off Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. The Big East will have four of its alumni participating in the game. Although the game was not played in 2004, the West has a commaning 6-0 lead in the series since 1999.

The game will feature the Connecticut Sun's Nykesha Sales, Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi and Seattle Storm's Sue Bird. All three players played their collegiate ball in Storrs.

The new kid on the block is former Rutgers standout Cappie Pondexter, the No. 2 draft pick in 2006 and a member of the Phoenix Mercury.

While Pondexter's success is not entirely surprising, her immediate impact on the next level has taken the league by storm. Pondexter is averaging 21.9 points per game, good enough to place her third in the league. Pondexter, the 2006 BIG EAST Player of the Year, will join Seattle's Bird and teammate Taurasi on the Western Conference roster.

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