The New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu is making some history for the WNBA. To kick off the season, she made a 3-pointer to help the Liberty pick up a win against the Indiana Fever.
How Ionescu Made WNBA History
That 3-pointer was just the beginning for Ionescu, apparently. About a week or so later, she made WNBA history by being the youngest player to record a triple-double. At just 23-years old, this is certainly an impressive accomplishment.
However, it seems like that just wasn’t enough for Ionescu. In addition to recording the triple-double, she put up a total of 26 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Liberty get a 86-75 win over the Minnesota Lynx.
It is still quite early in the WNBA season, so Ionescu has plenty of time left to add to the record books. So, it certainly wouldn’t be any surprise at all if she were to record another triple-double later in the season.
Who is Sabrina Ionescu?
Ionescu first played college basketball with Oregon from 2016-2020. She was entered in the PAC-12 Freshman of the Year in 2017, the first time an Oregon Duck was honored since 1999.
Later throughout her college basketball career, she was announced as the winner of the Honda Sports Award, recognized as the best collegiate female player basketball player.
Ionescu was eligible to enter the 2019 WNBA draft.
However, Ionescu wanted to complete her college basketball career, opting to play for the Ducks during her senior year.
The Liberty selected her as the first overall pick in the 2020 draft.
There is certainly no doubt that the Liberty haven’t regretted picking Ionescu up. Ever since she started with the team, she has never once disappointed.
During Ionescu’s second game of the season against the Dallas Wings, she put up 33 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
While Ionescu has just begun her WNBA career, she has already proved so much to the Liberty.
Ionescu has posted some impressive points and has exceptional basketball skills. She is a player many WNBA and New York Liberty fans should look out for. She could be a WNBA star.