The WNBA is headed for a full weekend of action, starting Saturday, July 9 with the 2022 All-Star Skills Competition and Three-Point Contest. The action gets started at 3 p.m. ET and will air on ESPN.
The skills competition will feature eight teams comprised of one WNBA star and an athlete from the Elite Youth Basketball League in a three-round bracket-style format designed to test player skills. Two teams at a time will go head-to-head through identical obstacle courses designed to skills most integral to the game, such as dribbling, passing and shooting.
Participants in this year's skills competition include: Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young (Aces), Sabrina Ionescu (Liberty), Jonquel Jones (Sun), Courtney Vandersloot (Sky) and Azurá Stevens, Rhyne Howard (Dream), and NaLyssa Smith (Fever).
The three-point contest will feature a selection of 27 balls at various stations around the arc. They’ll make their way through the racks, shooting as many of the balls as they can over a 70-second period. The three players with the highest scores will advance to the final round for another timed-shooting competition. The player with the highest score will emerge with the win.
Participants in the three-point contest include: Ariel Atkins (Mystics), Rhyne Howard (Dream), Jewell Loyd (Storm), Arike Ogunbowale (Wings), Kelsey Plum (Aces), and Allie Quigley (Sky). Quigley has won the three-point contest three times in her career, the most any WNBA player has won in league history.
How to watch WNBA All-Star Game Skills Competition
If you aren’t around a TV to check out this year’s WNBA All-Star Game, you can stream the action via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.