After a four game absence, former Gonzaga guard Courtney Vandersloot will return for the Chicago Sky in their game against the Las Vegas aces on Tuesday evening.
In fact, according to Chicago Sun-Times reporter Annie Costabile, Sloot won’t even be on a minutes restriction in her first game action since she suffered a concussion against the Los Angeles Sparks a few weeks ago.
The Sky managed to go 3-1 without Vandersloot, maintaining their lead in the Eastern Conference standings as they look to defend their surprise WNBA Championship run from last season.
Sloot is averaging 10.8 points and 6.2 assists per game this year, good enough to make her fourth career All-Star game earlier in the month.
She was in a bit of a shooting slump prior to suffering her concussion, however, averaging just 5.3 points on 14.3% shooting from beyond the arc in the six games leading up to her injury.
Hopefully her prolonged rest will help right the ship for her the rest of the way, as Chicago will certainly need her in tip-top form if they want to repeat in 2022.
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.