Dream rookie Rhyne Howard takes aim at 3-point title during All-Star weekend

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Dream All-Star Rhyne Howard, the No. 1 pick in the 2022 WNBA draft, will try to dethrone three-time event winner Allie Quigley of the Sky on Saturday in a 3-point contest in Chicago.

Howard, a guard who starred at Kentucky, is shooting 33.8% from 3-point range through 22 games.

The 3-point contest and WNBA Skills Challenge will air live on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET as part of the WNBA All-Star weekend. The All-Star game is Sunday.

Quigley and current WNBA made-threes leader Kelsey Plum of the Aces headline the six players in the 3-point contest.

Besides Howard, Quigley and Plum, the other competitors are fellow All-Stars Ariel Atkins of the Mystics, Jewell Loyd of the Storm and Arike Ogunbowale of the Wings.

Quigley won the event in 2017, 2018 and 2021. Plum has made 71 3-point shots this season.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the All-Star weekend in my hometown,” Quigley said in a WNBA news release. “After winning the event last year, I really thought it would be my final time taking part. But the opportunity to compete one more time and to do so in Chicago was too good to pass up. I can’t wait to shoot in front of our home fans; it’s always a great time.”