Courtney Vandersloot has officially become the first ever WNBA player to average double-digit assists in a single season. Originally, the Chicago Sky point guard finished the regular season with 219 total assists with an average of 9.95 per game.
The WNBA’s official statistician, The Elias Sports Bureau, originally stated that her average would be rounded up to 10 for the season but she would not be credited with that since she did not actually reach it. Bummer.
However, two days later it was announced that her wife Allie Quigley would save the day. Following film review, it was discovered that in Chicago’s game dating back to August 4 against the Dallas Wings, Vandersloot was only credited with 10 assists when she actually had 11. That assist was given Quigley as opposed to Vandersloot, a common mistake based on their stature and look on the floor. That ONE change put Vandersloot at 220 assists for the season and a 10.0 average.
Vandersloot continues to rewrite the WNBA record books as she set the single-game assist record with 18 earlier this season. The previous record was held by Ticha Penecheiro with 16 which was set in 1998 and 2002.
Vandersloot will look to lead her Chicago Sky team past the Connecticut Sun in the first round single-elimination playoff matchup tonight in Bradenton, Florida. The game is scheduled to tip at 5:00pm ET and will be aired on ESPN2.