Thrilled to be an All-Star

Ivory Latta will be looking to learn something new from the WNBA's other great players at Saturday's All-Star Game. AP Photo/Jessica Hill

I am very excited to participate in my very first All-Star Game.

It is a privilege and honor to play with and be in the midst of the leagues greatest players. I respect the authenticity of the All-Star Game and how it exhibits the unbelievable talent in the WNBA. I am honored. I am blessed. I am excited.

I think it will be great to experience the diversity of the league, to learn new things from other veterans and to be able to socialize and play with some of the WNBA players who I haven't had a chance to play with.

I love basketball, and I love competing at the level that the WNBA and the All-Star Game require. I am thrilled to show those who allowed this to happen for me that I am able to carry out any task put before me.

I am very appreciative of my family, friends, fans and teammates who voted me into my very first All-Star Game! I am extremely humbled to be able to play in the midst of such fierce talent. I truly thank God for giving me the ability to do what I love and to be a positive role model for others. I am very grateful and know that all things are possible through Christ!