Elena Delle Donne file photo from 2018

Washington Mystics' Elena Delle Donne heads up court against the Seattle Storm in the first half of Game 1 of the WNBA basketball finals Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

University of Delaware alum Elena Delle Donne leads the early voting for the 2019 WNBA All-Star Game later this month in Las Vegas.

The Washington Mystics star leads all players with 20,337 votes, just over 5,000 more than her nearest competitor: rookie A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces.

Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA MVP, is 5th in the league averaging 17.2 points per game, and has added 8.9 rebounds per contest, and is hitting at a 96% clip from the free throw line.

Last year, Delle Donne was one of the two captains selected to pick the teams for the league's annual showcase, the top 2 votegetters in the fan vote will receive that honor again this season.

After the top 2, the other 8 starters will be decided by combining the fan vote (50%) with selections by the media (25%) and players (25%).

Voting continues until Tuesday, July 9 at 2 p.m., with the starters being announced on July 11.

There are three ways to vote: 

  • WNBA.com/voteFill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on WNBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.  Fans can select up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference affiliation when choosing starters.
  • WNBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS. Fans can fill out one full ballot per day and select up to four guards and six frontcourt players regardless of conference affiliation when choosing starters.
  • Google: Vote on Google.com or the Google app by searching “WNBA Vote” and “WNBA All-Star Vote” or simply by searching for your favorite player or team.  Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from June 14 – July 9.

WDEL/Delaware SportsZone Sports Director. National Sports Media Association's Delaware Sportscaster of the Year (2013).