Vandersloot hesitated to join WNBA super team in New York due to mom’s cancer diagnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA All-Star guard Courtney Vandersloot sought her mom’s blessing before signing with the New York Liberty as a free agent. Jan Vandersloot was diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma last July. When it came time to figure out what Courtney’s next WNBA move would be, the former Chicago Sky floor general discussed it with her mom. She had spent her entire career in Chicago since the team drafted her third in 2011, but knew it was time for a change. There is no cure for the cancer Jan Vandersloot has, but Courtney says her mom is responding well to treatment.