WNBA free agency 2023: Courtney Vandersloot announces she's leaving the Sky after joining Breanna Stewart's overseas club

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Courtney Vandersloot leaving the Sky

Courtney Vandersloot announced on Instagram on Tuesday night that she won't return to the Chicago Sky next season.

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Vandersloot has spent her entire career with the Sky, who initially selected her with the No. 3 overall pick in 2011. The four-time All-Star helped lead the Sky to a title in 2021, and averaged 11.8 points and 6.5 assists per game last season.

It's unclear where Vandersloot will end up next season. She's eligible to sign a new deal starting Feb. 1.

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) drives to the basket while being guarded by Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during a WNBA game between the Seattle Storm and the Chicago Sky on August 9, 2022, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 09: Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) drives to the basket while being guarded by Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (30) during a WNBA game between the Seattle Storm and the Chicago Sky on August 9, 2022, at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)