OKC Thunder: Chris Paul vs. Allie Quigley round one HORSE challenge preview

Trae Young #24 of Team Giannis dribbles the ball while being guarded by OKC Thunder guard Chris Paul. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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OKC Thunder: Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky competes in the 3-Point Contest during the Skills Challenge of the WNBA All-Star Friday Night. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

The first round of the ESPN H-O-R-S-E Challenge airs this evening with OKC Thunder leader Chris Paul facing Allie Quigley.

Starving for live basketball or sports? Well tonight offers fans an opportunity to satiate their live sports needs via the ESPN televised H-O-R-S-E challenge. Round one occurs tonight with OKC Thunder All-Star Chris Paul battling Allie Quigley and six other current and former NBA and WNBA players matching up. The conclusion of the event will air on Thursday

Who is Allie Quigley?

Alexandria (or Allie as she is known) Quigley plays in the WNBA for the Chicago Sky. She played her collegiate ball at DePaul University in Chicago. Quigley is 33 years old and was drafted in 2008 by the Seattle Storm as the 22nd pick.

With 11 years to her credit in the WNBA, the 5’10” guard didn’t get much playing time through her initial four seasons. Her stops in the WNBA included two seasons with the Phoenix Mercury, a partial season with the Indiana Fever and San Antonio Silver Stars in 2010 with 2011 spent with the Seattle Storm.

After taking the 2012 season off she returned in 2013 to her current home with the Chicago Sky and witnessed a big change in her role. Much of that can be credited to Coach and GM Pokey Chatman.

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Chatman was keenly aware of Quigley’s abilities having coached teams as her opponent. Those included LSU while Quigley was in college as well as overseas in Russia.

With her role defined as a floor spacer and additional playing time Quigley carved out a niche as a top perimeter player in the WNBA. While with the Sky she won two Sixth Woman of the Year Awards and was selected to three All-Star teams.

Proving Chatman right, the Chicago Sky guard tied Elena Delle Donne for true shooting percentage last season (63.2 percent) and was first in field goal percentage (60.8 percent). She shot 44.2 percent from deep last season on 5.3 attempts per game.

In the following Basketball Reference chart I’ve isolated on her last five seasons:

Per Game Table
Year Tm MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% PTS
2015 CHI 22.5 4.4 10.2 .431 1.1 3.3 .340 3.3 6.8 .475 11.1
2016 CHI 17.8 3.8 8.1 .471 0.9 2.4 .366 2.9 5.6 .516 9.5
2017 ★ CHI 32.3 6.2 12.2 .505 2.5 5.8 .430 3.7 6.4 .573 16.4
2018 ★ CHI 29.7 5.7 12.3 .466 2.3 5.4 .420 3.4 6.8 .502 15.4
2019 ★ CHI 28.6 5.0 10.2 .493 2.4 5.3 .442 2.7 4.9 .548 13.8
Career 21.1 3.9 8.5 .456 1.4 3.4 .399 2.5 5.1 .494 10.3

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/12/2020.