February 29, 2024 

First Women’s College All-Star Game in 18 years to be played April 6

Clark, Brink, Reese among eligible participants

With the popularity of women’s college basketball continuing to grow, and the game featuring more talent than ever, the Final Four weekend is taking advantage with a blast from the past.

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The 2024 Women’s College All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, April 6, Intersport announced today, the first game of its kind since 2006. The event will take place as the sport descends on Cleveland for the Final Four and national championship, and will be televised on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time from the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Participating head coaches are expected to be announced within the next few weeks, and tickets are currently on sale.

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The Women’s College All-Star Game, like the men’s basketball NABC All-Star Game and college football Senior Bowl, will be an opportunity for seniors and graduate students to showcase their talents one last time on the collegiate stage. This can be a valuable opportunity for WNBA front office personnel to see prospects in a new light, and for players to represent their schools and be honored during the festivities of the biggest weekend in women’s college basketball.

Accompanying the announcement is a watch list of nearly 60 WNBA draft-eligible players who are currently starring across 11 different conferences, including Caitlin Clark, Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso and Angel Reese. As the season continues to progress, players can play their way into or out of consideration, and those announcing their intention to return to college for another year will be removed as well — which is why Paige Bueckers and Yvonne Ejim do not appear on the list.

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’s draft scouting team, myself and Hunter Cruse.

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“I’m honored to be part of the selection panel for the Women’s College All-Star Game and spotlight the top seniors in the sport,” said Cruse. “The All-Star Game not only serves as an opportunity for players to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event, but also showcase their skills in front of WNBA talent evaluators from all 12 teams at the Final Four.”

Tickets, the full watch list and more information can be found at the Women’s College All-Star Game website, including future updates on coaches and players.

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Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the WNBA at large and college basketball for The Next, with a focus on player development and the game behind the game.

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