View Full Version : Today's S-R Story by Dave Trimmer

04-12-2011, 09:07 AM


Though Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot and Spokane native Angie Bjorklund were surprised to be selected by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Draft on Monday, for some reason it seems quite natural that they are together for the next chapter of their lives.

“I finally get the chance to play with her,” Vandersloot said. “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”


Vandersloot and Bjorklund squared off in the State 4A tournament as juniors. Shortly after that Vandersloot committed to Gonzaga, where Bjorklund’s sister Jami was finishing her sophomore season.

They played twice in college, when Tennessee agreed to a home-and-home series.

“She’s a great point guard,” Bjorklund said of Vandersloot. “Having the opportunity to play with her is awesome. And she’s a great person off the court, too. During training camp I’ll have to ask her to help me out. I know Chicago’s looking for a scorer; maybe she can help me.”

Said Vandersloot, “It’s scary going into a training camp as a rookie. As Angie said, we can help each other play our own game.”