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Cambage Added to WNBA All-Star Team

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Even at 1-14, the Tulsa Shock have a WNBA All-Star on its roster.

Rookie center Elizabeth Cambage has been selected to the Western Conference All-Star team, replacing injured LA Sparks star Candace Parker.

In her first season, Cambage is averaging just under 14 points and six rebounds a game.

Among rookies, Liz ranks first in rebounding and blocks per game.

The official release from the Shock is below:

NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 – Rookie center Liz Cambage of the Tulsa Shock has been named as a replacement player for the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by Adidas, league President Laurel J. Richie announced today. Cambage will take the roster spot of Los Angeles Sparks center Candace Parker on the Western Conference roster. Parker, who was voted to the game as a starter by fans, suffered a knee injury at New York on June 26 and is expected to be out of action until August.


The 2011 WNBA All-Star Game presented by Adidas will be nationally broadcast on ABC, Saturday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT).  This will be the first time the San Antonio Silver Stars are hosting the midseason showcase.


The second overall selection in the 2011 WNBA Draft presented by Adidas, Cambage is one of a record 11 players, four starters and seven reserves, making their first All-Star appearances, the most since 2000 when nine were selected. The 6-8, 19-year-old native of Australia becomes the fourth member of this year's rookie class to be selected to an All-Star roster.  Cambage joins starter Maya Moore of Minnesota, and a pair of reserves, San Antonio forward Danielle Adams and Chicago guard Courtney Vandersloot, as first-year players appearing in the All-Star Game. This marks the most rookies named to All-Star rosters since 2006, when Seimone Augustus, Cappie Pondexter, Sophia Young, and Candice Dupree were selected.


Having played in 14 games, Cambage ranks second among Shock players in scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounds (5.3 rpg), with statistics based on games played through Tuesday, July 19. Among all rookies, she ranks first in rebounding and blocks (1.2 bpg), and third in scoring and steals (1.3 spg).


Seattle Head Coach Brian Agler will coach the Western Conference squad by virtue of the Storm having won the 2010 WNBA championship.  Atlanta Dream Head Coach Marynell Meadors, who led her club to the Eastern Conference title last season, will lead the Eastern Conference team.


As coach of the West squad, Agler will select a player from his roster to insert into the starting lineup in place of Parker.


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WNBA All-Star Game 2011/Cambage to Replace Injured Parker

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Head Coach: Marynell Meadors (Atlanta Dream)


Player                                                   Team                                                     Position              

Essence Carson^                              New York Liberty                             Forward

Tamika Catchings*                           Indiana Fever                                    Forward

Tina Charles*^                                  Connecticut Sun                               Center

Katie Douglas*                                  Indiana Fever                                    Guard

Sylvia Fowles                                     Chicago Sky                                        Center

Crystal Langhorne^                         Washington Mystics                       Forward

Angel McCoughtry*^                     Atlanta Dream                                   Forward

Renee Montgomery^                    Connecticut Sun                               Guard

Cappie Pondexter*                         New York Liberty                             Guard

Epiphanny Prince^                          Chicago Sky                                        Guard

Courtney Vandersloot^+              Chicago Sky                                        Guard



Head Coach: Brian Agler (Seattle Storm)


Player                                                   Team                                                     Position              

Danielle Adams^+                           San Antonio Silver Stars                Forward

Seimone Augustus                          Minnesota Lynx                                Guard

Sue Bird*                                             Seattle Storm                                    Guard

Rebekkah Brunson                          Minnesota Lynx                                Forward

Liz Cambage^+@                             Tulsa Shock                                         Center

Swin Cash*                                         Seattle Storm                                    Forward

Becky Hammon                                San Antonio Silver Stars                Guard

Maya Moore *^+                             Minnesota Lynx                                Forward

Candace Parker*#^                        Los Angeles Sparks                          Center

Diana Taurasi*                                   Phoenix Mercury                             Guard

Penny Taylor                                      Phoenix Mercury                             Forward

Lindsay Whalen                                Minnesota Lynx                                Guard


* denotes member of the starting lineup, as voted by the fans

# denotes injured and will be unable to participate in the All-Star Game

^ denotes first-time All-Star

+ denotes rookie

@ denotes replacement player for injured player


Individual tickets are available to the general public at all San Antonio Ticketmaster locations, including by phone at (210) 225-TEAM, or online at or Tickets can also be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or on weekend event days starting at 10 a.m. or by calling (210) 444-5090.

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