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Courtney Vandersloot's Bio

About Courtney Vandersloot

WNBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • All-WNBA First Team (2019)
  • All-WNBA Second Team (2018, 2015)
  • 2x WNBA All-Star (2019, 2011)
  • 4x WNBA Peak Performer Award recipient (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015)

2019 (Chicago)

  • Selected to All-WNBA First Team for first time in nine-year professional career
  • Returned to theWNBA All-Star game for the first time since her rookie season in 2011
  • Became first player in WNBA history to reach 300 assists in a single season (breaking her previous record of 258 from 2018)
  • Made WNBA history when she broke her own record of 8.6 APG, which she set last year
  • Became first WNBA player to average over 9 APG, clocking 9.1 APG this season
  • Won her third WNBA Peak Performer Award for leading the league in assists
  • Recorded 12 double-figure assist games
  • Moved into first place on WNBA’s all-time list when her six double-doubles with assists this season totaled 29 for her career, ahead of Sue Bird’s previously held record of 28
  • Averaged a career-best of 4.3 rebounds per game
  • Ranked second in WNBA in assist/turnover ratio (3.13), behind Emma Meesseman of Washington (3.32). It was the best season in assist/turnover ratio in her career.
  • Led WNBA in assist percentage at 47% (percentage of teammate field goals assisted on while she was on the floor). This is the highest single-season percentage in WNBA history

2018 (Chicago)

  • Led the WNBA in assists per game with 8.6
  • Recorded the first triple-double in Chicago Sky history with 13 points, 15 assists, 10 rebounds vs. Dallas on 7/20, she’s the seventh player in WNBA history to do so
  • Moved into the No. 9 spot on the WNBA All-Time Assist leaderboard (1385)
  • Dished a career high 15 assists twice this season
  • Became first WNBA player to score 20 points and 15 assists in a game vs. Connecticut on Aug. 10
  • Started all 30 games played
  • No. 3 on the team in points per game with 12.5
  • Had nine games with 10 or more assists
  • No. 2 on the team averaging 38.9 percent from behind the arc
  • Earned eight double-doubles
  • Scored in double-digits 23 times with three being 20 points or more
  • No. 2 on the team averaging 1.3 steals per game
  • Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (48.9%)

2017 (Chicago)

  • Led the league in assists averaging 8.1 assists per game
  • Led the team with 1.2 steals per game
  • Second on the team and No. 8 in the WNBA in field goal percentage (51.6%)
  • Started 22 of 27 games played
  • Made a career-high 11 field goals vs. Minnesota on 7/8
  • Had a total of 218 assists on the season
  • Ranked third on the team averaging 11.5 points per game

2016 (Chicago)

  • Courtney started in 21 games out of 30 played
  • Ranked No. 4 in the WNBA and led the team with 4.7 assists per game
  • Ranked seventh in the league and led the team with 141 assists in total
  • Led the team and No.10 in the WNBA in steals with 1.37 steals per game
  • Played then season high of 36 minutes vs. Connecticut Sun
  • Scored a season high of 18 points vs. Minnesota Lynx
  • Had 7 rebounds (2 times)
  • Contributed a season high of 11 assists vs. Minnesota Lynx
  • Had a season high of 5 steals vs. New York Liberty

2015 (Chicago)

  • 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 Player 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.
  • 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 (Chicago)

  • Averaged 6.8 points, 5.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds
  • 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
  • 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 in the playoffs
  • 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 (Chicago)

  • Averaged 8.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game
  • Started in 33 games
  • Ten-assist performance vs. Atlanta on Aug. 31 broke her own Sky record for assists in a season (162)
  • Led all WNBA guards in both total blocks (24) and blocks per game
  • Had 12 games of seven or more assists
  • Played in both playoff games vs. Indiana averaging 29.5 minutes, 7 points, and 4.5 assists per game

2012 (Chicago)

  • Averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game
  • Started 27 games
  • No. 4 in the WNBA in assists with 157 assists
  • Delivered a then 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 (Chicago)

  • Drafted with the 3rd overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky
  • 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
  • Scored in double figures in eight games…notably on 6/10, where
  • Scored 18 points and five assists in a win over the Connecticut Sun on 6/10
  • 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.

INTERNATIONAL:

  • 2019-20: UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) | Russia
  • 2018-19: UMMC Ekaterinburg (PBL) | Russia
  • 2017-18: Yakin Dogu | Turkey
  • 2015-16: Oduspor and Gelistirenler | Turkey
    • 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: TS Wisla Krakow | Poland
    • Played alongside Sky teammate Allie Quigley
    • Led team to perfect regular season
    • Averaged 8.0 points, 5.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
  • 2013-14: Familia Wuber Schio | Italy
    • Played 14 games
    • Averaged 10.9 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game
  • 2013-14: CMB Cargo UNI Gyor | Hungary
    • Played five games
    • Averaged 19.4 points, 3.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game
  • 2012-13: WBC Novi Zagreb | Croatia
    • Played three games
    • Averaged 9.0 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game
  • 2011-12: Besitkas CT | Istanbul
    • Played 19 regular season games
    • 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:

  • As a freshman at Gonzaga University, Vandersloot averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game and 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
  • The recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award for most outstanding Division 1 point guard
  • 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
  • The state of Washington’s leading scorer as a senior, she 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
  • 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:

Courtney Vandersloot, nicknamed “Sloot,” (born February 8, 1989) is a point guard for the Chicago Sky. Vandersloot played college basketball at Gonzaga. She is the daughter of Bill and Jan Vandersloot. In December 2018, Vandersloot married Allie Quigley, who also plays in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky.

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