July 27, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee women's basketball program will be well represented Saturday, as the 11th Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game is held at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The festivities, which will be hosted by the Connecticut Sun for the third time in franchise history, will be telecast live by ABC Sports at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Lady Vol program will have three players in action, two of them starters. The trio includes Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever, Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Parker was chosen to start for the Western Conference. She earned her second bid to the contest and hopes to make her first playing appearance after being unable to compete in 2011 due to injury. The 2008 WNBA MVP, Parker topped the Western Conference and ranked second overall behind Elena Delle Donne in total votes received with 33,810.
Catchings will make her eighth appearance in the WNBA All-Star Game and will start in the front court for the Eastern Conference. The 2011 WNBA MVP and 2012 WNBA Finals MVP has been voted as a starter for every All-Star game since her rookie season.
Johnson, who concluded her career at Tennessee in 2011-12, is in her second season with the Tulsa Shock and will make her first showing at the WNBA All-Star Game. She'll be on Parker's team as a reserve.