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Courtney Vandersloot #22 Guard

Courtney Vandersloot

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Background

2014:
Set new career high in assists per game, finishing the 2014 with 6.0… Recorded 3 assists in 4 second quarter minutes when the Sky faced the New York Liberty on May 17th … Had a season-high 18 points and recorded 7 assists to help the Sky move to 3-0 on the season … Became the Sky’s career leader in assists with her 10-assist performance versus Minnesota … Set a new Sky record with 13 assists in a game versus Connecticut on May 30th …recorded 10+ assists three times this season…missed 17 games due to MCL sprain suffered against New York 6/27.

2013:
Started 33 games…Her 10 assist performance vs. Atlanta on August 31 broke her own Sky record for assists in a season with 162…With her career high of 24 blocks in 2013 she leads all WNBA guards in both total blocks and blocks per game…Vandersloot has had 12 games of 7 or more assists.

2012:
Started 27 games…157 assists were fourth most in the league…Delivered career and franchise high 11 assists at Connecticut on August 26…Recorded 23 points, five rebounds and four assists at Tulsa on August 24…Also 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:
In her first season in the WNBA, Vandersloot was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team ... She played in all 34 games and started in 26 ... Averaged 6.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game and had eight games where she scored in double figures ... Most notably on June 10th, where she scored 18 points and five assists in a win over the Connecticut Sun ... She was 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 Septemer 10th, Vandersloot set the Sky's single-season assists record with 124 assists in a season, she finished the year with 127 assists.

International:
In the 2011/2012 offseason Vandersloot played for Besiktas in Turkey.

In the 2013/2014 offseason she played for Hungarian team UNI Gyor and also Beretta Familia Schio located in Italy.

College:
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.

Personal

  • Born on Feruary 8, 1989 in Kent, Washington
  • Both parents worked for Boeing
  • Grew up playing all kinds of sports Nickname "Sloot" Favorite food "seafood"
  • Favorite movie "Bee Movie"
  • Career Transactions

    Drafted No. 3 overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2011 WNBA Draft