Draft Dreams - Courtney Vandersloot
2010-11 - 18.6 points/3.4 rebounds/10.2 assists/3.0 steals/32.2 minutes/game
2011 Associated Press All-America Second Team
2010 NCAA assist leader (9.4)
Three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011)
Three-time West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2011)
Four-time All-West Coast Conference (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
2008 West Coast Conference Newcomer of the Year
HOW SHE FITS
Combing her gaudy statistics and her team's run in the NCAA Tournament, over the last month, Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot has taken the country by storm. She has jumped from borderline first round pick from a small program at the beginning of the year to now what some are calling a sure-hit top-ten and maybe top-five pick.
Vandersloot is the first NCAA Division I player, male or female, to accumulate more than 2,000 points and 1,000 assists in a career. She finished with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists. She averaged 19.8 points a game and led the nation in assists for the second year in a row averaging 10.2.
She averaged more than one three-pointer a game at an admirable clip of 35 percent, a skill that is valued in the Shock's open system. Vandersloot is a playmaker in college who led the nation in assists in back-to-back years. Those statistics and basketball instincts are likely to carry over into the professional game and her impact on the court might be felt immediately for whichever team selects her this year.
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