Courtney Vandersloot

Yakin Dogu Üniversitesi | Turkey
Leagues: EuroCup | BKBL

Past Games: 3/21 vs. Galatasaray | W 87-81| 11 points & 4 rebounds & 15 assists & 3 steals
3/24 vs. Galatasaray |W 81-68| 14 points & 5 rebounds & 12 assists & 4 steals
Upcoming Games: 3/27 vs. Samsun, 3/29 vs. Besiktas


Courtney Vandersloot enters her third offseason in Istanbul, this year playing for Yakin Dogu Üniversitesi (translates to Near East University). YDU advanced to the Turkish Cup Semifinals in 2016. The team will compete in both the BKBL and the EuroCup. Former Seattle Storm center Quanitra Hollingsworth will play alongside Vandersloot.


March 27, 2017
This has been a terrific week for Vandersloot and Yakin Dogu BGD. Yakin Dogu BGD walked away with victories in both games against Galatasaray. Vandersloot also added her own special touch by stuffing the stat sheets with double doubles per contests. In their first game she had 11 points, 4 rebounds, an astounding 15 assists, and 3 steals. In the second game, Vandersloot had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 12 assists, and 4 steals.

It doesn’t look like both Yakin Dogu BGD and Vandersloot will be slowed down anytime soon. They will compete against Samsun on March 27 and Besiktas on March 29.


March 20, 2017
2nd ranked Yakin Dogu BGD came out on top when they went against 7th ranked Botas. Vandersloot help lead her team with a double double of 19 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals. In their second game against Mersin BSB, Vandersloot had 18 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal. Fenerbahce is now at a 6 game winning streak, hopefully they can extend it when they face Galatasaray on both March 21 and 24.


March 13, 2017
This has been a great week for Yakin Dogu BGD and Vandersloot. Her team won both of their games, and she helped lead them to the victories with back-to-back double doubles. In their first game against Istanbul Uni, Vandersloot had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists and 1 steal. In their second game against Samsun, Vandersloot chipped in 21 points, 4 rebounds, 12 assists and 5 steals. Hopefully Yakin Dogu BGD and Vandersloot can keep up the momentum going into their next contests against Botas on March 13 and Mersin BSB on March 15.


March 6, 2017
Vandersloot and Yakin Dogu BGD won when they went against Girne Univ. In her face off against fellow Sky teammate Cappie Pondexter, Vandersloot had 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Yakin Dogu BGD ranks second in the Turkey league. The team will be facing Villeneuve on March 7 and 10.


February 27, 2017
Yakin Dogu BGD won in their against Girne Univ. Vandersloot had 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists when she faced off against fellow teammate Cappie Pondexter. Yakin Dogu BGD will be facing Villeneuve on March 7 and 10.


February 21, 2017
Yakin Dogu defeated Reyer Venezia 66-45 in EuroCup action. Vandersloot had 21 points and 6 assists. Teams will now be drawn and allocated to the next round of the playoffs.

In the Turkish League, Yakin Dogu BGD had a strong 81-60 victory over Galatasaray. Vandersloot was again dominant with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. Their next Turkish League game will be against Girne Univ. and Sky teammate Cappie Pondexter on February 25.


February 14, 2017
Yakin Dogu BGD were defeated 65-56 in EuroCup action by Venezia. Vandersloot had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists during that game. Yakin Dogu BGD will face Venezia for the second time on February 16.

In the Turkish League, Yakin Dogu BGD had a dominant 70-34 victory over Mersin MBK. Vandersloot had 4 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. Their next Turkish League game will be against Galatasaray on February 18.


February 7, 2017
Vandersloot & Yakin Dogu defeated Osmaniye 85-64 in the last round of the Turkish League. Vandersloot led the way for Yakin with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Yakin remains in third position with a 12-5 record in the Turkish League and will face Mersin on February 11.


January 24, 2017
Yakin Dogu started off the quarter finals of the EuroCup with a 76-62 victory over Keltern. Yakin Dogu controlled the game throughout the whole match up. Vandersloot chipped in 18 points off of 7-10 (70%) shooting. She snatched 2 rebounds, dished out 8 assists, and came up with 2 steals in the victory.

Vandersloot & Yakin Dogu faced fellow Sky team mate Allie Quigley and Fenerbahce on January 22 and were defeated 76-64. Vandersloot led the way for Yakin with 15 points and 7 assists. Yakin is in third position with a 10-5 record in the Turkish League and will face Hatay on January 28.


January 16, 2017
Yakin Dogu got the victory this past weekend over Adana ASKI. Vandersloot put up quite the performance shooting 50% from the field, 80% from beyond the arc, and being perfect from the free throw line. She ended the contest with 27 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, and 1 steal.
Vandersloot will go against fellow Sky team mate Allie Quigley and Fenerbahce on January 21.


January 9, 2017
Vandersloot played 35 minutes in a 79-72 win against Abdullah Gul in this week’s Turkish League game. Vandersloot demonstrated extreme accuracy from the floor shooting at 60% and making 100% of her free throws for 35 points to go laong with her 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Yakin Dogu will face Adana ASKl in their next Turkish League game on Saturday, January 14.

Yakin Dogu will match up against Rutronik Stars Keltern in their next EuroCup game on Thursday, January 19,2017.


January 1, 2017
Vandersloot led Yakin Dogu to 3 consecutive wins in the Turkish League, improving to 8-4 for third place in the standings. Vandersloot averaged 22.3 points and 5.6 assists through the 3 contests. They will face Abdullah Gul in their next Turkish League game on Saturday, January 7.

Yakin Dogu will match up against Rutronik Stars Keltern in their next EuroCup game on Thursday, January 19, 2017.


December 19, 2016
Vandersloot and Yakin Dogu improved to 6-0 in EuroCup play with a 93-46 victory over Aluinvent Miskolc on Thursday. Vandersloot played 33 minutes and recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists. She also had a team-high three steals. Vandersloot’s hot play continued in Yakin Dogu’s 75-56 win over Mersin BSB in domestic play Sunday. Vandersloot led the team with 18 points, and grabbed six rebounds.

Yakin Dogu will have two domestic league games this week. They’ll face Istanbul University on Wednesday (12/21), and face Canik on Saturday (12/24). Yakin Dogu won’t return to the EuroCup until January 19.


December 5, 2016
Vandersloot recorded a double-double (15 points, 13 assists) in Yakin Dogu’s 83-63 EuroCup win over Greece’s Olympiacos on Thursday. Upon returning to domestic play against Girne on Sunday, Vandersloot played all 40 minutes and led the team with 21 points but Yakin Dogu suffered a 66-57 loss. Vandersloot also had nine rebounds in the loss.

Yakin Dogu will return to EuroCup play on Thursday (12/8) against Good Angels Kosice and will be back in domestic action Sunday (12/11) against Botas.


November 28, 2016
Vandersloot played a game-high 37 minutes in Yakin Dogu’s 72-64 victory over Galatasaray. Vandersloot recorded a double-double with 12 points and 13 assists. She also grabbed five rebounds and swiped two steals. Through two domestic league games, Vandersloot is averaging 11.5 assists per game.

Yakin Dogu will return to EuroCup play on Thursday (12/1) against Greece’s Olympiacos and will be back in domestic action Sunday (12/4) against Girne.


November 14, 2016
Courtney Vandersloot made her overseas debut on Sunday when Yakin Dogu faced Sky guard Jamierra Faulkner’s Mersin MBK. Vandersloot and Yakin Dogu got the best of Mersin MBK, winning 82-55. Vandersloot played 33 minutes and had a game-high 21 points, eight assists and five steals.

Yakin Dogu will return to domestic play on November 26 against Galatasaray and resume EuroCup competition on December 1 against Greece’s Olympiacos.


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