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Detained WNBA star Brittany Griner was named an honorary starter for the league’s upcoming All-Star Game on Wednesday, with WNBA commissioner Kathy Engelbert saying “there is no doubt” Griner would have started in the game if He is not kept prisoner in Russia.

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Griner, 31, has been named in every WNBA All-Star Game held since entering the league in 2013.

Griner, who has spent his entire WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury, has not played during the 2022 season because he was arrested in Russia on February 17, a week before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.