The Chicago Sky have re-signed Cheyenne Parker to a multi-year deal after a break out season.
On top of the coring of Courtney Vandersloot and the re-signing of Allie Quigley, the Chicago Sky have signed another vital piece in Cheyenne Parker on a multi-year contract.
Parker has been in the Sky system for four years now and her last was a classic break out season. The Sky benefitted from the growth shown by Parker, her ability to clog the paint and score is going to be beneficial for this young team.
Her play in the post has developed to the point that she needs to be double teamed when she has the ball. This opens up the floor for the shooters like Allie Quigley and if you give her enough space, the points will flow.
However, Parker is not content to let others take the outside shots. Last season she shot the 3-ball at just under 32 percent. This is an addition to her game that coach Wade will be able to use. Parker has a good midrange game which helps her play with multiple lineups.
On top of the extra shooting prowess, Parker has managed to improve her rebounding year on year. While she has always been able to sniff out the offensive rebound, having never averaged less than 1.0 per game. She has improved her defensive rebounds every year from 1.5 in her rookie season to 4.0 last year.
It is not just these two critical categories where Parker has improved. Her defensive numbers have improved, averaging career highs in steals per game (0.5) and blocks per game (1.0).
One thing is for sure, Parker is going to help the Sky back into the playoffs if she continues to improve the way she is.
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