The Sky officially brought back half of VanderQuigs, signing guard Allie Quigley to a multiyear contract, the team announced Wednesday. It’s only a matter of time before the team announces point guard Courtney Vandersloot’s deal, a source told the Sun-Times.
Both Quigley and Vandersloot were vocal about their intentions to stay with the Sky throughout last season. They also made it clear through their actions. Quigley and Vandersloot, who got married in December 2018, bought a house in Deerfield near the team’s practice facility.
Quigley returns to the Sky after what she called her “most memorable” WNBA season to date.
In 2019, Quigley was second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.8 points. She also led the league in three-point field goals made (70) and earned her third consecutive All-Star selection.
“I know we are going to build off of that and be even better,” Quigley said in a statement. “I’m so thankful to be playing in front of my family and the best fans in the WNBA. I don’t ever take that for granted. I’m also so excited to be back with my teammates, they are like sisters now.”
Quigley has been a staple for the Sky since former general manager and coach Pokey Chatman took a chance on her before the 2013 season. Up until that point, Quigley, the Storm’s second-round pick in the 2018 draft, bounced around the league for four years and hadn’t stuck with a team for more than 14 games.
Quigley, a Joliet native and DePaul alumna, has become hometown hero and fan favorite over the years, winning two Sixth Woman of the Year awards, before becoming a full-time starter in 2017.
“She’s one of the best stories of Chicago basketball,” general manager and coach James Wade said in a statement. “Someone that came in the league and had to work her way up. Found a home with her local team, and ends up a three-time WNBA All-Star. She is a very important piece to our success on the floor and off of it.”
Quigley’s deal comes just days after the Sky announced they re-signed guard Kahleah Copper and starter Stefanie Dolson.