The WNBA announced Thursday the lineup for the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend, with the Chicago Sky’s Allie Quigley as the headliner.
Quigley is a three-time winner of the event and the defending champion.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the All-Star weekend in my hometown,” Quigley said. “After winning the event last year I really thought it would be my final time taking part. But the opportunity to compete one more time and to do so in Chicago was too good to pass up. I can’t wait to shoot in front of our home fans; it’s always a great time.”
Joining her is the current WNBA leader in 3-pointers made, Kelsey Plum (3.2 per game), as well as Ariel Atkins, Rhyne Howard, Jewell Loyd and Arike Ogunbowale.
Atkins, Howard and Ogunbowale are all first-time 3-point contest participants.
There was some discourse on Twitter, with Lexie Brown – who currently sits fourth in the WNBA in 3-point percentage at 45.9 percent – seemingly responding to her exclusion from the competition.
pic.twitter.com/DZtk0slnMw— Lexie Brown (@Lexiebrown) July 7, 2022
Brown is tied for 13th in made three pointers with 1.9 per game.
Also not included are Marine Johannes, who is currently second in league standings in percentage (47.4) and made threes per game (3.0), and Jackie Young who is third in percentage. Young will be in attendance as a WNBA All-Star for the first time this year.
Both the 3-point contest and skills challenge will take place inside McCormick Place, with participants from the Nike Tournament of Champions and Nike Girls Nationals in attendance.
The competition will air live on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET Saturday.