March 14, 2024 

Nancy Lieberman and Cheryl Miller to serve as Women’s College All-Star Game coaches

Miller: 'This is long, long overdue'

On April 6, before embarking on their professional careers, 20 college seniors will have the opportunity to showcase their skills on the court in the Women’s College All-Star Game. The two teams are in good hands as Naismith Hall of Famer, three-time All American and two-time National Player of the Year Nancy Lieberman and fellow Naismith Hall of Famer, four-time All-American, three-time National Player of the Year and two-time NCAA Champion Cheryl Miller are set to serve as head coaches. 

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Olympic Gold Medalist Janice Lawrence-Braxton and WNBA All-Star Satou Sabally will join the Team Lieberman staff and Naismith Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Champion Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces will join Team Miller’s staff. 

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“This will be a rare opportunity to see the next generation of basketball stars all in one place,” Lieberman said of the Women’s College All-Star Game in a press release. “These players are so deserving of this platform, the best weekend in the sport, and I am very excited for them to showcase their talents on the biggest stage. I can’t wait to be part of it.” 

“This is long, long overdue,” Miller said. “What better time than now to showcase our game and the next generation of professional athletes. It will be must-see TV and I’m excited to play a part in this incredible event.”

The national women’s college basketball all-star event launched twenty-five years ago, and this is the first time the game will be played in 18 years to put the spotlight on the country’s top college players who are anticipating their names getting called in the upcoming WNBA draft. This game serves as an opportunity for the players to not only represent their programs but be recognized for their individual game before the draft. 

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Seniors like Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink, Kamila Cardoso, and Angel Reese are among the plethora of women’s basketball players eligible to play in the game. A selection committee behind the watch list includes former head coaches, such as former Marquette coach and All-Star Game Ambassador Terri Mitchell, and national media figures, including members of The Next staff Em Adler and Hunter Cruse.

The event will be held at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland Ohio and is set to air on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now on the Women’s College All-Star Game website

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Written by Sydney Wingfield

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