The architects of the Chicago Sky’s 2021 WNBA championship and dominance this decade are back in the Windy City. The team announced Allie Quigley had joined Courtney Vandersloot in re-signing with the reigning champs.
The three-time All-Star has signed a one-year deal with the team while the terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Quigley and Vandersloot’s return solidifies a roster and starting five itching to repeat as W champions. The organization’s all-time leading scorer returns for her 14th season in the league and 10th in Chicago.
“I’m so excited to be back with the Sky,” Quigley said. “I love this team, and I love playing at home. Wintrust Arena was unbelievable last October, and I can’t wait to get back to that feeling with our fans.”
The pair of guards rank first and second in the organization in all-time in points scored (Quigley: 3,337, Vandersloot: 3,295), assists (Quigley: 2,180, Vandersloot: 586), and three-pointers made (Quigley: 454, Vandersloot: 296).
“This is a big day for our franchise to bring back two of the biggest cornerstones in our team’s history, and they make every single player around them better,” Sky general manager and head coach James Wade said. “Both Allie and Sloot have done so much for our team and for the city to arrive at the level at this level, and it speaks so much about their character and talent.”
The W’s reigning three-point champ averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 assists, and 2.7 rebounds on 45.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc before joining UMMC Ekaterinburg overseas, where she averaged 15.6 points per game.