The WNBA announced Monday afternoon that Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot has earned WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors. This marks her second such award this season and the eighth of her career.
The point god averaged 19.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, and 10.5 APG to earn the honors. During that span, the Sky went 2-0 in regular-season action. They bounced back after a loss in the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup to the Aces on July 26 by winning back-to-back games. On Friday against the Liberty, Vandersloot dropped 23 points and nine assists. On Sunday in Connecticut, the guard dished out 12 assists while putting up 16 points in a 95-92 victory over the Sun.
As a result, Vandersloot moved up to third all-time in career assists (2,350), surpassing Lindsay Whalen. The next player in her way is Ticha Penicheiro, who has 2,599.
The four-time All-Star holds the second spot in league assists this season at 6.5 per game, behind Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud at 7.3 APG.
Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky are back home Tuesday night to face the Dallas Wings at 8 PM CT in their final head-to-head meeting of the season.
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