July 23, 2013
PITTSBURGH – Former University of Pittsburgh standout Shavonte Zellous was named a reserve for this weekend’s 2013 WNBA All-Star game, it was announced by the WNBA Tuesday evening.
In her fourth year playing for the Indiana Fever and fifth in the WNBA, the All-Star nod is the first of Zellous’ career. She is currently averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Fever, having scored in double figures in 15 of the squad’s 16 games.
Zellous was selected to the squad by the head coaches in the respective conferences and was one of six All-Star reserves named to the East Team. The game will take place on Saturday, July 27 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The Fever captured the 2012 WNBA title last fall, becoming the only team in WNBA history to record seven 20-win seasons over an eight-year span.
A three-time All-Big East First Team performer for the Panthers, Zellous was the Big East Most Improved Player in 2007 and earned Associated Press All-America Third Team honors in 2009.
As a Panther, Zellous helped lead Pitt to two NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 showings (2008, 2009), a school-record 25 wins (2009) and the highest ranking in program history (2008). She led the team in scoring for three-straight seasons (2006-2009) and closed her illustrious career ranked third in scoring (2,251 points).
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