Three-point shootout returning for second straight year to All-Star Game

Photo Credit: AP/Elaine Thompson

When the All-Star Game took place at Seattle’s KeyArena last year, a highlight of the afternoon itself was not only the game, but what happened at halftime with the return of the three-point shooting contest.

That contest will once again be back for this year’s rendition in Minneapolis.

The league has yet to release the participants of this year’s contest, but those that remember last season’s know that Allie Quigley – part of Team Parker for this year’s All-Star Game – won last year’s three-point contest.

A donation of $10,000 will be made to a charity of the winner’s choosing in a partnership between the WNBA and WNBPA. Quigley’s victory in last year’s contest awarded $10,000 to the Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship.

She bested the New York Liberty’s Sugar Rodgers 27-19 in the championship round after Rodgers put up a score of 22 in the previous round – which included her draining her first eight shots.
That list of participants also included Maya Moore, Jasmine Thomas, and Sue Bird who was in front of her hometown fans that year.

By: Akiem Bailum (@AkiemBailum on Twitter, Instagram)

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