Kate Martin Drops Five-Word Reaction to Her All-Star Vote Ranking


Kate Martin’s life changed when the Las Vegas Aces unexpectedly selected her as the 18th overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Not only did she earn a roster spot with the league’s back-to-back champions, but she also quickly became a fan favorite across the league.

Now, the former Iowa Hawkeye may have a chance to play alongside her best friend, Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark, at the 2024 All-Star Game.

“Oh my gosh, I’m embarrassed,” Martin replied with a laugh. Thus far this season, Martin is averaging 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

The All-Star team is decided by a combination of votes by fans (50%), current WNBA players (25%) and a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters (25%). Even if Martin doesn’t make the final cut, the 24-year-old was blown away by how many fan votes she’s received.

“I feel really grateful for the fan support that I have,” Martin added. “They don’t have to do that. They don’t have to go vote for me. That takes extra time out of people’s day.”

While Martin appreciates the love, she said, “there are a lot deserving people to get those votes. A lot more deserving people who should go to the All-Star Game. I haven’t earned anything while I’ve been here.”

Martin’s gracious and humble response, urging people to vote for more accomplished players, only made fans want to go vote for her again.