Storm guard Sue Bird chosen as a starter for 2017 All-Star Game that will be played at KeyArena on July 22.

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Perhaps fittingly, Sue Bird will start in the first WNBA All-Star Game in Seattle.

The Storm point guard headlines a list of 10 starters who were selected by fans, WNBA players and media to represent the East and West conferences in the 2017 All-Star Game that will be played July 22 at KeyArena.

With her 10th All-Star selection, the 36-year-old Bird – the oldest player in the league – ties former WNBA standout Tamika Catchings, who retired last year, for the most in league history.

Bird leads the WNBA with a 6.7 assists average while scoring 10.5 points per game for the Storm (8-9), which hosts Connecticut (10-7) 12 p.m. Wednesday at KeyArena.

“Of course, I’m very excited to have been voted in as a starter,” Bird said. “With the game in Seattle, it’s extra special to represent my team and city but also the fans, the other players in the league and the media were the ones that chose.

“It’s an incredible honor and I can’t wait to put on a good show in KeyArena.”

The former University of Connecticut star has appeared in nine of the 10 games played since she was drafted with the No. 1 overall pick by Seattle in 2002. Bird wasn’t an all-star in 2013, when she missed the season due to knee surgery. She was voted a starter for seven All-Star Games and selected as a reserve in two.

There wasn’t an All-Star Game in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 or 2016 due to the league scheduling to accommodate either Summer Olympic Games or FIBA World Championships.

In addition to Bird, the Western Conference starters include Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker and Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles. Each of the West starters have appeared in at least three All-Star Games and collectively they’ll combine for 31 appearances.

The Eastern Conference starters consists of New York Liberty center Tina Charles, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, Connecticut’s Jasmine Thomas and Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes. Jones, Thomas and Hayes are making their first all-star game appearances.

Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve will serve as the West head coach and New York’s Bill Laimbeer will guide the East after the Lynx and Liberty finished with the best regular-season records in their respective conferences in 2016.

Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the all-star starters, while current players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each.

Moore was the overall leading vote-getter among fans (32,866). She was followed by Delle Donne (31,414), Parker (29,133), Fowles (24,904) and Bird (24,841).

“The fans have always had a big hand in selecting who our All-Stars are,” WNBA President Lisa Borders said. “We included the media and the peers. … We rounded it out a little bit and had more input. There’s more perspective on what brings a great player to the table.”

The six All-Star reserves, who will be selected by the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, will be announced on July 18 during ESPN2’s telecast of the Storm and Chicago Sky game.

Storm forward Breanna Stewart, who is sixth in the league in scoring at 18.9 points per game, and guard Jewell Loyd, who averages 16.9 points, are vying to make their first All-Star Game appearance.

Loyd finished fifth among Western Conference guards in the all-star balloting while Stewart was sixth and Storm forward Alysha Clark 1oth among the West’s front court players.