Sky signs Allie Quigley to training camp deal
From Submitted Reports March 6, 2013 1:22PM
Allie Quigley (left) will get a tryout with the Chicago sky. | File photo
Updated: March 6, 2013 11:03PM
Allie Quigley may have an opportunity to play basketball close to home.
Sky coach and general manager Pokey Chatman announced Wednesday she signed the Joliet Catholic graduate, who is playing in Slovakia in the Euroleague, to a training camp contract. Terms of the contract were not released.
“I’ve had the opportunity over the past couple of years to watch Allie grow her game, and I’m pleased to have her join our training camp,” Chatman said. “Her ability to stretch the defense and score the ball has helped her lead her team, not only in scoring, but to its first Euroleague Final Eight appearance.”
“I’ve played against some of the same players in Europe (the last five years) that I will play against in the WNBA,” Quigley said. “So that will be familiar. But I’ll finally be around friends and family.”
After Quigley was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American as a DePaul senior, the 5-foot-10 guard was selected by the Seattle Storm in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2008 WNBA draft. She was released by the Storm and signed with the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent.
She played in 20 games for the Mercury during the 2008 and ’09 seasons, winning the WNBA championship in ’09.
Quigley also had stops with San Antonio and Indiana in 2010 before returning to Seattle as a free agent in 2011. Quigley has played in 34 WNBA games, shooting 44 percent from three-point range.
In the Euroleague, Quigley is averaging 16.1 points per game, tied for ninth in the league, playing for Good Angels Kosice. She leads the league in three-point shooting, hitting 31-of-59 for 52.5 percent, and is shooting 50 percent overall. Reigning Slovakia champion Good Angels Kosice went 16-0 in the league.