Vandersloot collects honor
Basketball: Former Gonzaga women’s star Courtney Vandersloot was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team on Friday.
The No. 3 overall draft pick is surrounded by some familiar names, including top pick Maya Moore, who went to Minnesota from UConn; Oklahoma’s Danielle Robinson and Texas A&M’s Danielle Adams, both of San Antonio; and Australian Liz Cambage of Tulsa.
The voting was done by coaches, who couldn’t vote for their own player. Moore was Rookie of the Year.
Vandersloot set Chicago’s single-season assist record and made the WNBA All-Star team. She started 26 of 34 games and averaged 6.5 points and 3.7 assists. She will play in Turkey before returning for her second season with Chicago next summer.
Hill’s comments fall on deaf ears
NFL: Darrelle Revis has made a career of shutting down wide receivers on the field, and shutting them up off it.
But when the New York Jets’ All-Pro cornerback was told that Jacksonville’s Jason Hill recently suggested that he and the rest of the Jets might be “overhyped” because of the large media market they play in, he was confused.
“I don’t even know who that dude is,” a puzzled Revis said. “What’s his name again?”
Hill, a third-round pick by San Francisco out of Washington State in 2007, has just 55 career catches.
“I have no clue,” Revis said. “I don’t know who he is. Whatever he said is what he said. That’s his opinion of us and we’ll find out on Sunday.”
Then again, maybe not. Hill is listed as doubtful on the Jaguars’ injury report because of an ailing hip.
“Well, he shouldn’t have been talking in the first place,” Revis said, “because he can’t back it up now.”