FLASHBACK – Atlanta Dream rookie guard Shoni Schimmel (Umatilla) was named the Most Valuable Player of the WNBA All-Star Game scoring an All-Star game record 29 points with eight assists while leading the East to a 125-124 overtime victory over the West.
Schimmel scored 24 of her points during the second half and overtime to break the All-Star game record of 23 points set by Candace Parker. She attempted 16 three-pointers, sinking seven.
“It was awesome, just to be able to go out there and play my game, have fun,” said Schimmel, “feel free to go out there and play ‘rez ball.”
Schimmel was the first Dream player ever to earn All-Star game MVP honors.