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WNBA All-Star: Moore, Delle Donne lead early votes

Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne are inching closer to being named All-Stars.

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The All-Star Game is quickly approaching and the results are in for the leading candidates. Former MVP’s Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics are currently leading early votes for the All-Star game.

Moore is leading the way with 19,949 votes, while Delle Donne has 19,280 votes. Both players have been the lead players with votes as Moore generated the most in 2014 and Delle Donne did in 2015 and 2013.

Back in 2015 when there was an All-Star game, 15 days into voting there were only 180,762 votes while this year more than double the votes have been counted at 376,820.

Behind Moore in the Western Conference on the frontcourt, list is Candace Parker from Los Angeles (17,127), Minnesota’s Sylvia Fowles (15,159), Breanna Stewart from Seattle (13,793) and Los Angeles Sparks Nneka Ogwumike (13,563), and Brittney Griner of Phoenix (12,818).

At the top of the list for the guards is veteran Sue Bird from Seattle with 16,139 votes, followed by the league’s all-time scoring leader, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (15,207), Dallas’ Skylar Diggins-Smith (11,462) and Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus (11,198).

In the East behind Delle Donne in the frontcourt is New York’s Tina Charles (12,055), Jonquel Jones from Connecticut (10,585), and Indiana’s Candice Dupree (4,965).

Top players for the guard position in the East include Tiffany Hayes from Atlanta at 4,288, Indiana’s Tiffany Mitchell (4,202), Kristi Toliver from Washington (3,498) and Sugar Rodgers from New York at 3,480.

Voting polls will officially close next Thursday on July 6 at 9 pm ET and starters will be announced live on Tuesday, July 11 during the 12 pm ET edition of SportsCenter on ESPN.

Reserves will not be announced until July 18 during the Seattle and Chicago game on ESPN2 at 9 pm ET and will be picked by the head coaches of the Eastern and Western team.

The All-Star game will take play on July 22 at the KeyArena in Seattle.

Make sure you vote daily on wnba.com and the WNBA app, as well as up to 10 players a day on Twitter and Facebook.