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Thread: Great Article about Courtney and her assist record

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    Default Great Article about Courtney and her assist record

    We knew she was special when she was at GU.

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    Thanks Zaglaw, that was a nice article.

    Here is another one from ESPN:

    Why Courtney Vandersloot -- gasp! a point guard -- should be in the WNBA MVP race
    Mechelle Voepel

    Courtney Vandersloot's name was already appearing in a conversation where point guards typically get little traction. Then Monday, the Chicago Sky veteran broke the WNBA single-game record for assists with 18, and everyone was asking the question: How strong an MVP candidate is Vandersloot?

    There are, of course, some very tall obstacles: 6-foot-4 forwards Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and A'ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces have been considered the MVP front-runners most of the 2020 season. And 6-4 forward/center Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks also is in the hunt for her third MVP. But even after Chicago's loss to the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday, Vandersloot -- in her 10th year as Chicago's point guard -- deserves to be in the discussion.

    Two of the best ever at her position think so. Ticha Penicheiro, who held the previous assists record (16) before Vandersloot broke it, and Lindsay Whalen were both watching Vandersloot on Monday. Penicheiro ranks second (2,599) and Whalen third (2,345) behind still-active Sue Bird of Seattle (2,865) on the all-time WNBA assists list.
    You got to click the link to read the rest:

    One interesting note in the article, was that of the top 5 players in all-time assists; Sue Bird, Ticha Penicheiro, Lindsey Whalen and Diana Taurasi, and all the years that they played there is exactly one (1), MVP among these 5 players (Diana Taurasi in 2009).


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