Rebekah Gardner re-signs with Chicago Sky
The 2022 rookie guard standout in Rebekah Gardner is returning to the Windy City for the 2023 season, the team announced on Monday.
“I am beyond excited and thankful to be coming back to Chicago to play in front of the best fans in the league,” Gardner said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to joining forces with my new and returning teammates. Can’t wait to get after it this season!”
Gardner’s play earned her a spot on the WNBA All-Rookie team and to the AP All-Rookie team. Among first-year players, she ranked in the top 10 in steals, scoring, and field goal percentage.
“Rebekah had an outstanding rookie year with us last season,” head coach and general manager James Wade said in a statement. “She elevated our play with her fantastic defense, high energy and scoring ability. We look forward to her continued growth this season.”
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Gardner is currently playing for Spar Girona in Spain where she’s averaging 14 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 56.5% from the field. She was also named MVP in the Women’s Spanish Super Cup back in November of 2022.
Gardner’s return brings the Sky roster up to 10. Joining Gardner are Kahleah Copper, Marina Mabrey, Courtney Williams, Isabelle Harrison, Elizabeth Williams, Astou-Ndour-Fall, Ruthy Hebard, Dana Evans, and Li Yeuru.