The WNBA released the first round of results of All-Star voting today, and two familiar Storm faces are amongst the leaders in the Western Conference. Guard Sue Bird and forward Lauren Jackson both rank second at their respective positions behind Phoenix Mercury stars Cappie Pondexter (listed as a forward) and Diana Taurasi (at guard). With five days left in the voting, Jackson is still getting pressure from Mercury rookie DeWanna Bonner, who is fewer than 200 votes behind her.
If you want to ensure that Bird and Jackson will be starting for the West, something Jackson has done the last three All-Star Games and Bird has done for every All-Star game since entering the WNBA, remember you can vote online daily through Tuesday.
Amongst the other Storm nominees, Swin Cash is fourth amongst forwards, just behind Bonner, and is still in the running for a starting spot. Janell Burse ranks fifth at center, while guard Tanisha Wright is 13th.