NY Liberty Selects Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu at No.1; signs with Nike
|Photo: NY LIberty|
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the WNBA held its draft virtually, which aired on ESPN network.
Unanimous National Player of the Year, Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon has been selected No. 1 overall by the New York Liberty during Friday night's WNBA draft.
In her final season at Oregon, Ionescu averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and an NCAA-leading 9.1 assists. She holds the NCAA record for career triple-doubles and is the only NCAA woman or man to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK, @sabrina_i20! Congratulations on being selected #1 overall in the 2020 #WNBADraft. #BrooklynLoud🗽 pic.twitter.com/JL2CF20uru— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) April 17, 2020
After the draft, Ionescu also revealed that she has signed an endorsement deal with Nike. The brand sent out a congratulatory tweet, that said. "You built a program. You broke records. You won awards. You still have unfinished business."
You built a program. You broke records. You won awards.— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) April 18, 2020
You still have unfinished business.
You’re ready to move the game forward,
and now your name has been called.
So, what’s next?
You’ll show us. #justdoit @sabrina_i20 pic.twitter.com/INHqGI7hkf