Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley has been named as a participant in the WNBA Three-Point Contest at Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, as announced by the WNBA.
The two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year is having a career year for Chicago, ranking 11th in the WNBA in scoring (16.4 ppg), tied for second in three-pointers made per game (2.4) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (42.7). She has made 38 three-pointers this season, which is three shy of her career high of 41 in 2014.
The 5-10 guard has had 15 games of at least one triple made and eight contests of at least three long distance shots made this season. Against the Dallas Wings on July 12, Quigley nailed five three-pointers and had a game high 22 points.
The WNBA Three-Point Contest is a two-round, timed competition in which five shooting locations are positioned around the three-point arc. Four racks contain four WNBA balls (each worth one point) and one “money” ball (worth two points). The fifth station is a special “all money ball” rack, which each participant can place at any of the five locations. Every ball on this rack is worth two points.
The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The two competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.
The Verizon WNBA All-Star game will be nationally televised by ABC on Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT), and will be broadcast globally in more than 200 countries and territories.