Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson and forward Emma Meesseman were named reserves to the WNBA All-Star game, the league announced late Tuesday.
"I am very excited for Emma and Stef,” head coach and general manager Mike Thibault said about the first time All-Stars. “They have put in the work to get better every day and I am glad that they are being rewarded for it. I know that they will represent the Mystics well this weekend."
The All-Star game is scheduled for July 25, in Uncasville, CT. The game will be nationally televised on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Dolson, selected sixth overall in the 2014 WNBA draft, leads the 9-6 Mystics with 13.4 points per game. The former University of Connecticut standout with the robust personality and ever-changing hair color also averages 7.1 rebounds.
Meesseman, who also played with Dolson in Russia during the winter, is averaging 13.0 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Thibault selected the then 19-year-old from Belgium in the second round of the 2013 draft. The 6-foot-4 forward with a deadly mid-range game is 50 percent deaf in both ears.
The last time the Mystics had multiple all-stars was in 2007 when Alana Beard and DeLisha Milton-Jones were reserved for the All-Star game held at Verizon Center.
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