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WNBA All-Star Game 2011: Angel McCoughtry Named As Starter

Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry has been named a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. The starters were determined by fan voting and McCoughtry finished second among forwards capturing 14,132 votes. The All-Star game will be played in San Antonio on July 23 and will be televised nationally by ABC at 3:30 p.m. 

Like her Atlanta team, McCoughtry has struggled in comparison to last season averaging 15.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Last season McCoughtry was one of the top scorers in the WNBA at 21.1 points. She suffered a knee injury early in training camp and it remains to be seen whether or not she is truly 100 percent healthy. 

McCoughtry will be joined in the Eastern Conference's starting lineup by forward Tamika Catchings, guards Cappie Pondexter and Katie Douglas, and center Tina Charles. 

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will start at guard for the Western Conference. They will be joined by forwards Maya Moore and Swin Cash. Los Angeles Sparks center Candace Parker was also voted in as a starter but is out with a knee injury and may not be available to play. 

Atlanta head coach Marynell Meadors will be the head coach of the Eastern squad thanks to the Dream's run to the WNBA Finals last season. 

All Star reserves will be announced on July 19 during the nationally televised game between the Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

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