With 6:34 on the clock in the third quarter, Chicago Sky point guard Courtney Vandersloot became the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 2,000 career assists.
The 11-year vet joins elite company as only the fourth player in history to reach such a milestone, etching her name next to Seattle Storm legend Sue Bird, four-time All-Star Ticha Penicherio and five-time All-Star Lindsay Whalen.
“I think early on in my career I learned very quickly that to stay in this league I was going to have to outwork people,” Vandersloot said. “I’m not the tallest, the quickest or the best shooter, but I knew I had a place in this league and I’ve been really fortunate with Chicago investing in me early.”
Vandersloot finished the night with a game-high 13 assists, along with 10 points and four steals in the Sky’s 105-89 win over the Minnesota Lynx, notching her 41st career double-double.
The third overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, Vandersloot’s night was also a landmark event as it became the 60th game of her career in which she recorded double-digit assists.
After their third straight win, the Sky head back to Chicago to host the Connecticut Sun (8-3) Thursday night at 2:00 p.m. EST on Twitter.