Allie Quigley Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley has been named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Quigley earned the recognition based on her performance throughout the week of August 4-10 where she scored at least 17 points in each of the team's three games.

On August 5th, Quigley shot 7-for-10 from the field and scored 17 points to help the Sky build a 16-point lead over Connecticut and win an important Eastern Conference match-up 82-66. Quigley followed up that performance two days later against the defending WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx when she led the Sky in scoring with 20 points. She shot a team-best 64.3% field-goal percentage.

On August 10th, which marked the third game during the week August 4-10, Quigley again led the Sky in scoring with 17 points against the first placed team in the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Dream. Chicago's 80-69 victory saw them move into third place in the East and one step closer to securing a second consecutive post-season berth.

"A well deserved honor for a player that has stayed the course throughout her career." said Head Coach & General Manager Pokey Chatman. "More importantly she stayed the course this year for us transitioning from a two guard to a point guard, back and forth, and she's still been able to maintain a high level of consistency. That's been the big reason we have been able to win some games lately so I am happy for her."

On the season, Quigley is averaging 10.8 points per game and 24.4 minutes per game, a number that is nearly three times her 2013 average. Quigley's WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week recognition is the first of her career.

The Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week.