Allie Quigley to sit out 2023 WNBA season but not retiring

Allie Quigley to sit out 2023 WNBA season but not retiring

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Alexa PhilippouESPN

CloseCovers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with additional experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer

Allie Quigley, a four-time WNBA 3-point contest winner and 2021 champion with the Chicago Sky, will not be competing in the upcoming WNBA season but is not officially retiring, ESPN’s Holly Rowe reported Wednesday.

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Without Quigley and Courtney Vandersloot — and Candace Parker, who officially signed with the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday — the Sky will look very different from the team that won the WNBA title two years ago. Their only contracted starter was Kahleah Copper, and Emma Meesseman’s future remains uncertain as a free agent.

Vandersloot, Quigley’s wife, is seen as the next big free agency domino to fall. She announced on Tuesday that she would not be returning to Chicago, while ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne previously announced that she was choosing between the Seattle Storm, New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx.

Quigley has not played overseas this season and signed a one-year contract with Sky in 2022; she’s averaging 11.4 points per game on a 35.5% clip from 3.

Two-time Sixth Woman of the Year and three-time All-Star, she has played in Chicago since 2013, with previous stints in Phoenix, Indiana, San Antonio and Seattle.

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