Courtney Vandersloot makes more WNBA history

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Courtney Vandersloot made history in Chicago’s statement 105-89 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, becoming the fourth WNBA player to surpass 2,000 career assists.

Vandersloot joins Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro and Lindsay Whalen at the top of the all-time assists leaderboard.

When asked about her milestone achievement after the game, Vandersloot took the opportunity to praise her Sky teammates.

“Early on in my career, I learned very quickly that to stay in this league … I was going to have to outwork people,” she said, adding, “I will celebrate it at some point, but it’s really my teammates doing most of the work.”

In 2020, the Chicago guard became the first player in league history to average double-digit assists in a season, dishing out 10 per game.

With more performances like hers on Tuesday, Vandersloot could repeat that feat this season. She’s currently averaging eight assists through 12 games for the Sky.