CHICAGO – The Chicago Sky announced that All-Star guard and 10-year WNBA veteran Allie Quigley has re-signed with the franchise.
Quigley’s return marks her sixth season with the Chicago Sky and follows what was one of the best seasons of her career. In 2017, the suburban Joliet native averaged career-highs in points (16.4), assists (3.6), steals (0.7), blocked shots (0.5) field-goal percentage (50.5%), three-point shooting (43%) and minutes played (32.3).
“I am so happy and grateful to be rejoining the Sky for another season,” Quigley said. “There’s no better feeling than being able to play in front of my family and friends. I’m excited for what we started to build last year and what’s to come.”
The former DePaul standout also earned her first career All-Star selection in 2017 and walked away the champion of the WNBA Three-Point Contest.
“Allie has proven to be an elite player,” Chicago Sky General Manager and Head Coach Amber Stocks said. “She has the incredible and unique combination of being athletically gifted with an analytical mind. Not only is she our leading scorer, but she impacts our team on both sides of the ball and enhances our offensive and defensive results.”
Standing at 5-foot-10, Quigley was drafted by Seattle in 2008 before being waived shortly after. She found herself on Phoenix’s roster that same year, but never played more than 10 minutes per game in her first six WNBA seasons. In 2013, she joined the Chicago Sky to play in her hometown.
In 2015, Quigley made history when she became the second player to be named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year in back-to-back years after her performance helped lead the Sky to the second-best record in franchise history.
“Allie consistently proves herself,” Stocks said. “I am confident in the 2018 season she will be just as productive.”
The 2017 season was Quigley’s first as a full-time starter, nearly a decade after she was drafted into the league. Her impressive career trajectory was one that made her a candidate for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player award that same year.
“Thinking back, I never dreamed that this would happen,” Quigley told WNBA.com when she made her first All-Star appearance at the age of 31. “So it just makes you think about the beginning, what used to be and what is now. I’m very blessed to be able to be here.”
The Chicago Sky will play at Wintrust Arena in the city’s South Loop for the 2018 season. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling (866) SKY-WNBA or by visiting chicagosky.net.