Aces guard Kayla McBride will compete in the WNBA 3-point contest on Friday afternoon at Mandalay Bay Events Center, the league announced Wednesday.
McBride, now a three-time All-Star, is averaging 15.2 points per game and shooting 47.4 percent from 3-point range this season, second among players who average three attempts per game. Defending champion Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky also is part of the eight-person field. She’s shooting 47.7 percent froom deep.
The 3-point contest is coupled with a skills challenge this year, and will be a standalone event at 4 p.m. Friday on ESPN. The contest last year was held at halftime of the All-Star game, and hasn’t been it’s own event since 2006.