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Sabrina
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Sabrina Ionescu's Bio

About Sabrina Ionescu

2020: Selected 1st overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft, which was the first No.1 overall draft pick in New York Liberty history.

College: Ionescu joins the New York Liberty after one of the most decorated careers in the history of college basketball…Throughout her four seasons at Oregon, she amassed 2,562 points, 1,040 rebounds and 1,091 assists, which was the first time any player has done so in NCAA history– male or female…Sabrina also holds the NCAA record for most career triple-doubles with 26…In her senior year (2019-20), she led Oregon to its third-straight Pac-12 Conference Championship while averaging 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game…Ionescu received the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for national player of the year…Unanimously voted the 2020 AP Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, which is the second-time ever in history…Awarded the 2019-20 Wade Trophy for national player of the year for the second-straight season…Also named the Wooden Award Winner for most outstanding player in women’s college basketball for the second-straight year…Earned both her third Nancy Lieberman Award (nation’s top point guard) as well as her third Pac-12 Player of the Year honor…Co-recipient of the 2020 AAU James E. Sullivan Award for the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete…In 2019, as a junior, Ionescu helped Oregon to its first-ever Final Four appearance in program history…Also led the Ducks to back-to-back Elite Eight finishes as a freshman and sophomore, which was the first-time ever for the program…In her sophomore and junior campaigns, (2017-18, 2018-19), Ionsecu garnered a combined nine First-Team All-American nods from WBCA, AP, USBWA, ESPNW, and USA Today…In her rookie campaign for the Ducks (2016-17), she was given Freshmen of the Year honors from ESPNW, USBWA, and the Pac-12 Conference.

International: Won two tournament titles with Team USA, first the 2017 U24 Four Nations Tournament and then the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals (named MVP)…2018 USA Basketball 3×3 National Championship MVP…Member of the USA U23 national team in the summer of 2017…Won gold at the 2017 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, averaging 10.3 points over three games…Also won gold medals with the U16 and U17 USA national teams…Helped the USA to a championship at the 2013 U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Cancun, Mexico and the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

Personal: Born on December 6, 1997…Daughter of Dan Ionsecu and Liliana Blaj…has a twin brother, Eddy, who plays basketball at her alma mater…Attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif. where she graduated in 2016….Named the national player of the year by both USA Today and MaxPreps following her senior season…Played in both the McDonald’s All-America and Jordan Brand All-America games…Named the McDonald’s All-America game MVP after scoring a record 25 points, including seven three-pointers, with 10 rebounds…California’s Gatorade state player of the year as a senior…Led Miramonte to the CIF open division title game in her senior season after averaging 25.3 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game…In her junior season, Ionescu helped Miramonte to a 30-2 record and an appearance in the CIF open division semifinals.

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