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CHICAGOChicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced. This marks the seventh time in Vandersloot's 12-year career to receive the honor.
Vandersloot is the second Sky player to receive the award this season, coming shortly after Kahleah Copper, who was honored the week of 6/21/2022.
The Sky finished this week with three straight wins, two of which were on the road. Chicago came back from a historic 28-point deficit on Tuesday, defeating the Las Vegas Aces, 104-95. The Sky continued their streak when they took home a 23-point win away against the Los Angeles Sparks, and finished off the week with a nail-biting, 88-85 win against the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.
Against the Aces, Vandersloot led the Sky with a season-high 25 points and eight assists. In Los Angeles, she tallied 15 points in 16 minutes. Vandersloot wrapped up the week at home on Sunday against the Lynx and led the team once again with 18 points and six assists. She capped off a Sky victory with a buzzer-beater three-pointer to lift the Sky to its third straight win.
Vandersloot averaged 19.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 5.0 apg throughout the week. She currently holds the second-place spot in the league in Assists this season at 6.7 per game, behind Washington Mystics' Natasha Cloud at 7.4 apg.
Chicago continues its three-game home stand against the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. CT and then the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, July 2, at 12 p.m. CT.