Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played July 31-Aug. 6.
Vandersloot was selected Player of the Week for the first time this season and second time during her seven-year career.
The 2015 WNBA assists leader helped Chicago go 2-0 last week, as the Sky improved their record to 10-16 for the season. Vandersloot paced East players in assists (10.0 apg) and three-point field goal percentage (.833, 5-of-6), and ranked second in scoring (22.2 ppg) and overall shooting percentage (.727, 16-of-22). She also ranked fourth in minutes (34.7 mpg) and averaged 5.5 rebounds.
Vandersloot opened her week with team highs of 18 points and 10 assists in an 81-70 road win over the Indiana Fever on Friday. The former Gonzaga standout keyed Chicago’s 14-0 run for a 70-58 lead midway through the fourth quarter with big plays on three straight possessions – she banked in a three-pointer, made a no-look pass to Bashaara Graves for a layup and hit a pull-up jumper in transition.
The 5-8 guard also logged her fourth straight points-assists double-double in a 91-86 win over the visiting Atlanta Dream on Saturday, tying her career high of 26 points while also contributing 10 assists and seven rebounds. Vandersloot is the only player in WNBA history to log four consecutive points-assists double-doubles.
Join the Sky as they face the San Antonio Stars at Allstate Arena on August 10 at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at chicagosky.net or 866-759-9622.