The Chicago Sky officially announced the re-signing of veteran point guard Courtney Vandersloot to a multi-year contract.
Vandersloot is two-time WNBA All-Star, First-Team All-WNBA selection, and four-time league assist leader. She also became the first player in the league to record over 300 assists in a single season and currently sits as the No. 1 all-time assists leader.
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"The ownership, coaching staff, my teammates and the Chicago Sky fans have been nothing but supportive my whole career," Vandersloot said per release. "I love being on the Chicago Sky and look forward to competing for a championship."
The 5-foot-8 point guard will enter her tenth season in the WNBA with the franchise who originally drafted. Vandersloot was selected by the Sky as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft. She has averaged 10 points, 6.2 assists in 28 minutes per game during her career. Vandersloot continues to stamp herself as arguably the best point guard in the league right now and has to be in discussion as one of the greatest of all time.
"We are thrilled to finish our free agency signings on a big note," said Sky General Manager and Head Coach James Wade. "To have the All-WNBA First Team point guard and MVP candidate coming back to lead our ball club is huge for us. Last season was an incredible season for her and the Sky, so we're looking forward to Sloot leading us to achieve our goals this season."
In 2019, Vandersloot broke her own record of assists averaged per game with 9.1 in 33 games and became the first WNBA player in history to accomplish that feat.