Allie Quigley is one of the most overlooked superstars in basketball. But this often is the case with players who keep their heads down, say few words and let their game do all of the talking for them. For Quigley, on Saturday at the WNBA All-Star Game, her game roared.
She successfully defended her Three-Point Contest title in a tiebreaker against Las Vegas Aces shooter Kayla McBride. But winning the title for the second year in a row was just half of the accomplishment. Quigley, a 10-year WNBA veteran, also set a new “all-time record for most points scored.” That’s all-time, as in the history of the three-point competition — NBA or WNBA.
How fitting, then, that Quigley would be powered to victory over everyone, including the boys, by the spirit of her father, Patrick. “It’s for my dad,” Quigley said. “He passed away when I was young and he went to the high school that [the prize money is] going to go towards and so did I. It’s just for underprivileged kids that aren’t able to maybe have the money to go to [Joliet Catholic Academy].”
At the NBA All-Star Game in February, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Sun scored 28-of-34 points in the Three-Point Contest. Quigley, meanwhile, scored 29 points to best Booker’s record, and everyone else’s, in the history of the competition.
Quigley’s three-point contest win comes with a $10,000 prize, which she donated to the Patrick Quigley Memorial Scholarship Fund at Joliet Catholic Academy, just as she did after last year’s win.
Now fans can celebrate Allie Quigley’s brilliant career with this t-shirt from BreakingT! It is an officially licensed WNBA Player’s Association product, with a portion of sales going directly to the player, allowing you to support Quigley in more ways than one.
Congratulations to Allie Quigley!
And fans get to see Quigley make it rain once again as soon as tonight, Tuesday July 31, when the Chicago Sky take on the Dallas Wings in a primetime clash on NBA TV.