Women’s college basketball fans are quite familiar with the dazzling performances Shoni Schimmel is capable of producing. University of Louisville women’s basketball fans have seen it first-hand.
“Showtime Shoni” had another memorable performance on Saturday, one that basketball fans won’t forget. In her first career WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, Ariz., Schimmel scored an All-Star record 29 points, while dishing out eight assists to lead the East to a 125-124 victory over the West in overtime.
In her first career All-Star game, the Louisville All-American played 28 minutes and went 11-of-24 from the field, knocking down a game-high seven 3-pointers. She also collected two steals and three rebounds in the victory.
Schimmel, just the third reserve player to start a WNBA All-Star game, according to STATS, scored 24 of her points between the second half and overtime session.
Fellow Louisville All-American Angel McCoughtry played nearly 24 minutes, registering 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
Both Schimmel and McCoughtry were voted Eastern Conference starters by the fans. Schimmel led all East guards with 25,601 votes, third among all WNBA players overall, while McCoughtry ranked second among East forwards with 17,562 votes.