Chicago Sky’s Allie Quigley wins 2017 WNBA 3-point contest

SEATTLE, WA - JULY 22: Allie Quigley
SEATTLE, WA - JULY 22: Allie Quigley /

Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky made 19 of 25 attempts in the final round to win the 2017 WNBA 3-point contest. Quigley’s impressive score of 27 got her the victory over Sugar Rodgers of the New York Liberty in the final round.

The contest featured a field of five participants: Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx, Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun and Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm to go along with Quigley and Rodgers. The contest took place at halftime of the WNBA All-Star game.

Sugar Rodgers had the high score of 22 in the first round, followed by Quigley with 20. Rodgers got the Seattle crowd fired up early, hitting all but one shot off her first two racks.

The Summitt was able to capture some of the final round from the baseline:

What’s the prize for the 3-point champ beyond the trophy? The WNBA and WNBAPA will donate $10,000 in the name of the winner to the charity of her choice. Quigley’s winnings will be donated to The Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship. League President Lisa Borders and Terri Jackson of the WNBAPA presented Quigley with a check following the contest:

And here’s the 3-point champ with her new hardware:

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi were asked about Quigley’s growth as a player following the game. Quigley spent time earlier in her career with the Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury.

An excerpt from Bird’s answer on Quigley:

"Her game just evolved when she went overseas,and she learned how to be the focal point, and shelearned how to like take on that responsibility, and thencame back to the WNBA, did great as a sixth man, andslowly you can see she’s made the transformation intoa go-to player."

Taurasi on Quigley:

"You could tell early on she hadsomething special about the way she can score thebasketball, and you know, she filled out a little bitphysically, and now you can just tell she’s a confidentbasketball player. She knows what she does reallywell, and she’s one of the best in the world at the pull-ups, and obviously the three-point contest she showedwhat kind of touch she has. I think a long time for Qwas about confidence, and I think she’s reached thatpoint where she’s a confident basketball player, andshe’s playing at that level."

Quigley has been terrific for the Sky, who have come on of late. She is shooting 44% (47-for-106) from deep through 18 games.