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Former Gonzaga standout Courtney Vandersloot breaks own WNBA single-season assists record

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Courtney Vandersloot is making more history.

On Tuesday night, the former Gonzaga All-American had 10 assists, bringing her single-season total to 263 and breaking her WNBA record set last year.

“If it wasn’t for my teammates, I would be getting zero assists,” the Chicago Sky point guard said after a 93-85 loss at Minnesota.

“So, you know, I’m lucky to have a lot of threats on this team,” Vandersloot said. “People just make baskets. It’s my job to give it to them. They just do the rest.”

After getting five assists in the first half to tie her mark of 258, Vandersloot found Diamond DeShields on an inbounds pass early in the third quarter to break the record.

It’s been quite a year for Vandersloot, who last month played in her second WNBA All-Star game and her first since her rookie year in 2011.

She also has the Sky in the playoffs, which begin in two weeks. Chicago is 18-12.

Only 17 times in WNBA history has a player recorded 200 assists in a season. Vandersloot has done it three straight years.

She averages 9.1 assists, more than three per game better than anyone else in the league. Vandersloot has double-figure assists in 10 games and has at least eight in all but three games.

Vandersloot was the first player in Gonzaga history to be drafted in the first round, going third overall to the Sky.

At GU, Vandersloot was a three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and was named second-team All-American by the Associated Press.

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