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Former Sky star Vandersloot signs with Liberty

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Four-time WNBA All-Star Courtney Vandersloot will join the New York Liberty, she announced Thursday.

The 33-year-old spent her first 12 seasons in the league with the Chicago Sky.

Vandersloot ranks third all time in assists with 2,385 and led the league in assists per game for five straight seasons from 2017-21. She holds the five highest marks in WNBA history for assists per game in a season.

The point guard joins fellow offseason acquisition Breanna Stewart on a revamped New York squad with eyes set on a championship. The two are currently teammates on Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Stewart will take substantially less money in order to make the Liberty's addition of Vandersloot work with the league's salary cap, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The Liberty went 16-20 last year and have a combined record of 47-11 over the previous five seasons. The franchise has never won a WNBA title, having lost in the Finals four times between 1997 and 2002.

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