Former Gonzaga point guard Courtney Vandersloot took part in her fourth WNBA All-Star game on Sunday, scoring eight points and dishing out eight assists in Team Wilson’s 134-112 win over Team Stewart.
Vandersloot also had six rebounds and three steals in the contest, putting up the kind of quietly excellent stat line she has become known for across her 11-year WNBA career.
Sloot also participated in the WNBA’s skills challenge, an event won by another Kelly Graves coached player: former Oregon point guard Sabrina Ionescu.
In fact, Graves posted a picture alongside both Ionescu and Vandersloot, a nice reminder he has coached two of the best point guards in college basketball history – and likely WNBA history when all is said and done.
While Sloot did not win her event this weekend, her house still gained some hardware. Allie Quigley, longtime Chicago shooting guard and Courtney’s wife, won her fourth ever three point contest – becoming the first player in either the NBA or WNBA to do so.
The VanderQuig legacy lives on after another impressive showing from the duo during the All-Star festivities. Each will now turn their attention toward the second half of the WNBA season, where the Sky are in first place and looking to defend their crown from 2021.
Andy hosts the Locked on Zags and Locked on College Basketball podcasts, and serves Locked On in a marketing/digital content creator role as well. He lives just outside Portland with his wife Jenna and dog, Tillie.