Women's Sports Former Scarlet Knight takes home MVP at WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas by Judythe Ann Michelle July 27, 2019 The WNBA All-Star game took place on Saturday, July 27 at 12:30 pm PT, in front of a crowd at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas is known for its glitz and glamour, and the WNBA All-Star Weekend was no exception. From the walk on the Orange Carpet, to the game that ended with Team Wilson ahead by three points, the fans were entertained. Vegas is known to talk about the “game within the game” and that usually has to do with the point spread, but today’s All-Star game, had another story within the game. And at the end of the game, tissues were handed out as many of the players gathered around a former Scarlet-Knight, who was crowned MVP. Erica Wheeler, WNBA All-Star Game MVP Former Rutgers women’s basketball guard Erica Wheeler, who plays at guard for the Indiana Fever has gone from being undrafted in 2013, to the WNBA All-Star Game MVP due to her outstanding performance. Wheeler played for Team (A’ja) Wilson which held the lead most of the day. The final score saw Team Wilson with a 129-126 advantage over Team (Elena) Delle Donne. Of the 129 points, Wheeler put up seven 3-pointers, tying a record. After the game, while speaking to ESPN’s Holly Rowe, Wheeler was filled with tears of joy and spoke about her mother and expressed sentiment and gratitude. This former Rutgers player has never given up, and says she knows where she belongs. It was evident by her performance, that Wheeler feels at home on the court. “Just never give up, man. Just never give up, no matter what nobody tells you. Just keep moving. And I use my mom as my motivation. I lost her when I was in college to cancer, so I just keep moving because I know she’s watching me more than ever. So this one right here for you, Mom…I belong. I don’t need to explain that. I belong. And, you know, credit to these ladies. All weekend, they’ve been just telling me that I belong and showing that respect, so credit to y’all man. Thank y’all.” For more on the team rosters, experimental rules, and a look at the festivities, head over to www.wnba.com Post Views: 1,197 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Judythe Ann Michelle Michelle has been a sports writer and analyst for many years. Now, as host of Neutral Court, sponsored by In The Zone, Michelle brings a new sports topic to the debate floor with each episode. Latest posts by Judythe Ann Michelle (see all) Neutral Court, Episode 1: Better holiday sports tradition, Thanksgiving football or Christmas basketball? (VIDEO) - December 18, 2020 Is Rutgers Relevant? Vegas Says Yes. - September 30, 2019 Bets Like A Girl, Episode 1: Looking Toward the NFL Season; NYG Predictions - August 22, 2019 Former Scarlet Knight takes home MVP at WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas - July 27, 2019 Related TopicsAja WilsonErica WheelerFeatureIndiana FeverRutgersWNBA Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Passion For Sports Led Kelly Burke To Career As Broadcaster by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on November 16, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 More in Women's Sports Debbie Keitel – An Empowering Voice & Talent of Her Wrestling Generation Debbie Keitel is definitively an Irish professional wrestler, but in the past year, it’s... Women In Sports: Jessica Slate Jessica Slate is the Digital Marketing Specialist for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Recently I... “Wrestling’s Richest Prize” Darius Carter Talks Intergender Wrestling Darius Carter is a wrestling vet with years of experience and a plethora of... Women In Sports: Ally Redig, President & Founder of Ally Redig Athlete Relations Ally Redig is the President & Founder at Ally Redig Athlete Relations. Recently I... UConn, AAC reach agreement on Huskies exit from conference Breakout Season on the Horizon for Julius Randle?