Chicago Sky point guard, Courtney Vandersloot, set a new single-game assist record this week dropping 18 dimes as the Sky ran the Indiana Fever out of the gym to hold their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 1, 2020
The coolest part of Vandersloot setting this new record is that the record-breaking assist was to her wife, Allie Quigly. One of the rare moments when working with your spouse is actually beneficial and you don’t end up calling expensive divorce lawyers. No, these two are running the Eastern Conference and breaking WNBA records.
There have been many great point guards in this league. Becky Hammon. Lindsay Whalen. Even Sue Bird still leading the Seattle Storm to the best record in the WNBA 17 years into her career. But none have the passing ability and court vision of Courtney Vandersloot who is 6th all-time in assists in 290 career games. For comparison sake, Vandersloot is 23 assists shy of passing Becky Hammon. Hammon played 160 more career games.
She is the greatest playmaker in league history. There have been 8 seasons in league history where a player had an assist percentage of a least 40%. Vandersloot has 4 of those 8 seasons alone. Point god.
WNBA Offensive Win Shares Leaders
Courtney Vandersloot – 2.2
Breanna Stewart – 1.8
Diana Taurasi – 1.5
— Basketball Reference (@bball_ref) August 30, 2020
It is time to give Courtney Vandersloot her flowers. She is the 2020 WNBA MVP as she leads the league in win shares and assists with 9.3 a game. The second place assist leader has 5.3 per game. It’s not close. The Chicago Sky offense is scoring 100 points per game. As someone who watches the New York Liberty hit 50 points over the course of a game, it’s insane that Chicago is putting up 100.
With stars like former teammate Elena Delle Donne and Liz Cambage sitting out, the MVP race is basically between CVS and Breanna Stewart but that Storm team is stacked and talented top to bottom. What Vandersloot is doing in Chicago is so much more impressive.
— Chicago Sky (@chicagosky) August 23, 2020