New York Liberty fans are clearly excited for Sabrina Ionescu's arrival.
Ionescu enters the WNBA after one of the greatest collegiate careers in history. During her senior season, Ionescu broke a slate of NCAA records. The Walnut Creek, Calif., native became the first player in NCAA Division I history (male or female) to record 2,000 career points, 1,000 career assists and 1,000 career rebounds. She also finished her college career with a record 26 triple-doubles.
The 5'11" guard dominated the Pac-12 before the 2019-20 season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ionescu averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 assists per game, and she ranked third in the conference in rebounding as Oregon cruised to its third consecutive Pac-12 championship.
New York added UConn forward Megan Walker with the No. 9 selection in the first round and selected Louisville guard Jazmine Jones with the final pick in the first round. A post-draft trade also landed New York No. 10 pick Jocelyn Willoughby in trade with Phoenix.
The Liberty went 10–24 last season and finished fifth in the Eastern Conference.