CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky announced today the team has re-signed three-time All-Star guard Allie Quigley to a multi-year contract.
“I’m so happy to be signed back with Chicago,” Quigley said. “Last year was my most enjoyable season in the WNBA and I know we are going to build off of that and be even better. I’m so thankful to be playing in front of my family and the best fans in the WNBA. I don’t ever take that for granted. I’m also so excited to be back with my teammates, they are like sisters now.”
Quigley’s return marks her eighth season with her hometown team of Chicago and 12th in the league. Starting in all 34 of the Sky’s games, Quigley finished the 2019 season as the team’s second highest scorer, averaging 13.8 points per game. She led the WNBA in true shooting percentage (62.9%) and three-point field goals made (70), making her the first Sky player in franchise history to hold the league’s top spot in the category.
“We are very excited to have Allie back in the fold,” said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. “She’s one of the best stories of Chicago basketball. Someone that came in the league and had to work her way up. Found a home with her local team, and ends up a three-time WNBA All-Star. She is a very important piece to our success on the floor and off of it.”
The two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2015, 2014) earned her third consecutive All-Star nod last year since becoming a full-time starter for the Sky in 2017. She made history at the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game when she became back-to-back champion of the All-Star Three-Point Contest, with her performance setting a new all-time record for most points scored in the competition across both the NBA and WNBA.
A native of Joliet, Illinois, the DePaul graduate was originally drafted out by the Seattle Storm in the second round of the 2008 WNBA Draft, but was waived by Seattle shortly after. From 2009 to 2011, Quigley made brief stints on the rosters of the Phoenix Mercury, Indiana Fever, San Antonio Stars, and the Seattle Storm once more, but never played more than 10 minutes per game in her first six WNBA seasons. In 2013, she joined the Chicago Sky to play in her hometown. By 2014, she had made her first career start for the Sky and set new career-highs in nearly every category, leading her to be named 2014 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year. In 2015, she received the honor once more, making her only the second player in WNBA history to be named Sixth Woman of the Year in two consecutive years.