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Courtney Vandersloot's Bio

About Courtney Vandersloot

Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 5-8
Birthdate: 02/08/1989
College: Gonzaga
Hometown: Kent, WA
WNBA Experience: 6

  • Drafted with the 3rd overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky
  • Career averages of 8.6 points, 5 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
  • Named 2015 WNBA Peak Performer for leading league in assists with 198.

WNBA Career

2016

Courtney started in 21 games out of 30 played…She ranked 4 on the team with averaging 4.7 assists per game…She ranked 7 on the team with 141 assists in total…Courtney ranked 10 on the team with averaging 1.37 steals per game…She played a season high of 36 minutes vs. Connecticut Sun…She scored a season high of 18 points vs. Minnesota Lynx…Courtney had 7 rebounds (2 times)…She contributed a season high of 11 assists vs. Minnesota Lynx…She also had a season high of 5 steals vs. New York Liberty…

2015

Averaged 11.4 points, 5.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game…started all 34 games…All-WNBA Second Team…received WNBA Peak Performer Award for leading league in assists…named Eastern Conference Play of the Week during week of August 31st, scored 1,000th career point on 6/19…recorded first double-double of season on 6/30 with 14 points and 10 assists…recorded a season-high 21 points on 8/14 against Seattle…tied her season high in Sky’s win against New York on 9/3.

2014

Averaged 6.8 points, 5.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds … scored 12 points with 8 assists on 5/17 vs. New York…tallied 18 points and 7 assists on 5/21 against Connecticut…recorded 10+ assists in 3 straight games from May 24-May 30…became the Sky’s career leader in assists with a 10-assist performance vs. Minnesota on 5/26…set a new Sky record with 13 assists in a single game on 5/30 vs. Connecticut…delivered 17 points and 8 assists on 6/18 against New York…finished the 2014 season with an average of 6.0 assists per game, a new career high.

2013

Averaged 8.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game … started 33 games… 10 assist performance vs. Atlanta on 8/31 broke her own Sky record for assists in a season with 162…led all WNBA guards in both total blocks (24) and blocks per game … had 12 games of seven or more assists.

2012

Averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game … started 27 games…157 assists were fourth most in the league…delivered career and franchise high 11 assists at Connecticut on 8/26…Recorded 23 points, five rebounds and four assists at Tulsa on 8/24… made career high five three-pointers on August 24…posted six points, eight assists and a career high seven rebounds in July 6 loss vs. New York.

2011

Averaged 6.6 points, 3.7 assists and 2 rebounds per game…named to WNBA All-Rookie team…played in all 34 games and started in 26…eight games where she scored in double figures…notably on 6/10, where she scored 18 points and five assists in a win over the Connecticut Sun…named to the 2011 All-Star team as a reserve player and scored eight points, tallied two assists and grabbed three rebounds in 13 minutes…On 9/10, set the Sky’s single-season assists record with 124 assists in a season…finished the year with 127 assists.

Playoff History

2015

Averaged 13.7 points and 8.3 assists in Eastern Conference Semifinals…scored 17 points and five assists in Game 1…shot 8-for-11 from the field and finished with a playoff-career high of 19 points, along with six rebounds and six assists for Game 2…had a playoff-career high of 14 assists in Game 3.

2014

Played in all nine games of Sky’s run to WNBA Finals…averaged 7.2 points and 6.4 assists in 29.8 minutes per game…recorded 18 points in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Indiana on 9/1…tallied 11 assists in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against Phoenix on 9/12.

2013-14

Made seven appearances…Averaging 7 points and 4.5 assists in 29.5 minutes per game.

International Career

2015-16

Split offseason playing for two Turkish teams playing the first half of the BKBL season with Oduspor before transferring to Gelistirenler…started at shooting guard and averaged 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game…finished KSBL season ranked third in the league in both assists and steals per game.

2014-15

Played alongside Sky teammate Allie Quigley for TS Wisla Krakow…led team to perfect regular season…averaged 8.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.

2013-14

Played five games for CMB Cargo UNI Gyor in Hungary…averaged 19.4 points, 3.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game…played 14 games in Italy for Familia Wuber Schio…averaged 10.9 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game.

2012-13

Played three games for WBC Novi Zagreb in Croatia…averaged 9.0 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game

2011-12

Played 19 regular season games for Besitkas CT Istanbul…averaged 13 points, 5.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game…led team to Eurocup tournament where she averaged 16.6 points and 5.3 assists per game.

College Career

As a freshman at Gonzaga University, Vandersloot averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. She was named the West Coast Conference newcomer of the year. Her next year Courtney set a school record as she finished with 239 assists averaging 7.3 a game. She averaged 16.4 points per game and earned her first of three WCC Player of the Year awards. During Vandersloot’s junior year, she broke her own school record of assists and averaged 9.4 per game, which led Division I women’s basketball. In her final year at Gonzaga, she was named the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award recipient for most outstanding Division 1 player 5’8’’and under, and was also the recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award for most outstanding Division 1 point guard. Vandersloot was the first ever Division I player — man or woman — to notch more than 2000 points and 1000 assists in a career. For her accomplishments Vandersloot was listed on several All-American teams.

High School

Named the Seattle Times 2007 State Player of the Year…consensus first-team All-State honoree…was the state of Washington’s leading scorer as a senior…averaged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior at Kentwood High School…led Kentwood to a 28-1 overall record in 2007 and a third place finish at the Washington State 4A Tournament…a two-time South Puget Sound League North Division MVP (junior/senior)…named state tournament Most Valuable Player after finishing one point shy of the Washington state record for points in a tournament with 113…named Most Valuable Player of the Washington State Coaches Association All-State basketball game as a senior…averaged 18.5 points, 7.2 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game as a junior…led her team to a 24-5 record, South Puget Sound League Champions, third place finish in the SW District and help the squad to its first trip to the Washington State 4A Tournament…all-time leading scorer at Kentwood High School with 1,684 points…rated the 63rd best prospect in the country by Scout.com and was the top point guard in the state of Washington, as well as one of the Top 15 point guards in the country.

Personal

Daughter of Bill and Jan Vandersloot … nicknamed “Sloot.”

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