View Full Version : 2011 WNBA Rookie Ranking Preview: Seven Players To Keep An Eye On

06-16-2011, 09:17 AM

Article on SBNation by Nate Parham

Here is the Courtney mention:
Courtney Vandersloot, PG, 5'8", Chicago Sky

Basic stats: 10.7 ppg, 5.3 apg

VCR 1.15 | Strengths: ball handing efficiency, scoring efficiency | Growth areas: rebounding

Wows: Given that Vandersloot is a player who has always been counted out, it's almost impossible to tell just how good she can become at this point. She can't possibly continue shooting 71.4% from the 3-point line at which point maybe she'll no longer lead the Sky in shooting efficiency at a true shooting percentage of 70.67%. Her pure point rating of 7.24 compares favorably to the likes of Sue Bird, Becky Hammon, or Lindsay Whalen. Right now, Vandersloot is already among the elite and that's not even accounting for the remarkable poise she's showing in running the offense as the Sky's starting point guard.

Wonders: Nobody ever expects a point guard to dominate the boards, but without an offensive rebound through three games, it's an area of improvement. The only other area she could clearly improve in is maybe her scoring aggression - her 14.65% usage rate is approaching the rate Ken Pomeroy calls "nearly invisible" and as well as she's shooting now, she could afford to look for her own shot more often. End quote

Go to the link to see the others and also to vote for Courtney as your early season favorite for Rookie of the Year.

(Thanks to Kelly Graves for the tweet that hinted that this info existed, so I googled it.)


06-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Hey everyone, it's your chance to votye early and vote often.

06-17-2011, 09:29 AM
Okay troups CV is within 6 votes of Maya Moore. Clear your cookies and vote again!

06-17-2011, 12:16 PM
Now CV is ahead by 2! :D

06-21-2011, 07:43 AM
CV is up 10 votes on MM. Keep voting! We can show them how has the more loyal fan base! :cheers:

U Zig, I Zag
06-22-2011, 01:57 PM
CV is winning...