Britney Greiner has been named an honorary starter for the WNBA All-Star
New York — Britney Greiner She will have a berth in the WNBA All-Star Game, being chosen as an honorary starter on Wednesday by Commissioner Kathy Engelbert.
Greiner has been held in Russia since February 17 after authorities at an airport outside Moscow said she had cigarette cartridges containing cannabis oil in her bag.
“During every season of Britney’s career there was an All-Star Game, an All-Star pick,” Engelbert said. “It’s not hard to imagine that if BG were with us this season, she would be selected again and would undoubtedly showcase her incredible talents. So it is only fitting that she was chosen as an honorary starter today as we continue to work towards her safe return to the United States.”
In May, the US State Department designated Greiner as an unjustly held and placed her case under the supervision of its Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, effectively the government’s chief hostage negotiator.
Russia’s state news agency TASS reported last week that Grenier’s detention had been extended until at least July 2. Another American, Paul Whelan, has been detained in Russia since December 2018 on espionage charges that he and the US government say are false.
Briana Stewart s Aja Wilson They received the most votes from fans and were chosen as co-leaders of the event. they will join So Bird s Silvia Fowleswho announced their retirement at the end of the season. Bird will set a record with his thirteenth All-Star appearance. Fowles, who is currently injured, was selected for her eighth game.
Stewart and Fowles would unite as co-leaders, as would Wilson and Bird, choosing their teams.
Join Wilson, Stewart and Fowles in the attack Jonquil Jones from Connecticut, Nika Ogomec From LA Spaarks and Candice Parker from Chicago. The starting guards in addition to the jumper are sabrina ionscu from New York and her colleagues from Las Vegas, Kelsey Bloom s Jacky Young.
“It’s unusual that icons like Sylvia and Sue have been selected to participate in the AT&T WNBA All-Star Game as rookies in their 15th and 19th seasons, respectively,” Engelbert said. And when you see the starting lineups full of stars for the first time like Sabrina Ionescu, Kelsey Bloom and Jackie Young, it seems right that Sylvia and Sue, who have said this will be their last season, join Aja and Breanna as co-leaders for the All-Star event that will somewhat symbolize Transmission of the torch to a new generation of WNBA stars.”
The starters were chosen by a range of fan, media and player voices.
League coaches will vote on 12 reserves and co-leaders will draft their rosters on July 2. The match will take place on July 10 in Chicago with a 3-point penalty shootout and a skill challenge the day before.