Quick fact about Sabrina Ionescu.
|Full Name||Sabrina Elaine Ionescu|
|Born||6 December 1997 (24 years)|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75kg)|
Who is Sabrina Ionescu?
Sabrina Ionescu is an American basketball star, Currently playing for the New York Liberty of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She used to play for the Oregon Ducks in college basketball. Moreover, she is the NCAA all-time leader in career triple-doubles, the Pac-12 Conference all-time leader in assists, as well as the only NCAA Division I basketball player to record 2000 points, 1000 assists as well as 1000 rebounds in a career.
Childhood & Early Life
Sabrina was born in 1997 in Walnut Creek, California, she is the daughter of Dan Ionescu and Lilian Blaj. Furthermore, she has a twin brother known as Edward, she was around three years old when she first picked up a basketball. His twin brother played basketball at the City College of San Francisco before transferring to Oregon. His father fled to Communist Romania around the time of the 1989 revolution to seek political asylum in the United States. Moreover, Dan owned a limousine service in Northern California, he decided to settle there because he had several extended family members in the area.
Sabrina started her career at an early age, as a freshman in 2012-13, she played 14 of 29 games, where she averaged 13.8 points, 3.9 assists as well as 3.9 steals per game to help her team to record 27-3 record as well as a Northern California Section Division II runner-up finish. Additionally, Sabrina help her team to a 30-2 record in her sophomore in 2013-14. In her junior year, she averaged 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds as well as 4.2 assists, and also 4.7 steaks per game, helping Miramonte High school to a 30-2 record with a debut in the CIF open division semifinals. As a senior year, Sabrina led Miramonte to the CIF open division title game by averaging 25.3 points. 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals as well as 1.3 blocks per game.
On 13 November 2016, Sabrina made her collegiate appearance for Oregon where she recorded 11 points in an 84-67 win against Lamar. Moreover, She recorded four triple-doubles, one shy of the Pac-12 record as well as two less than the NCAA record. She managed to average 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds as well as 5.5 assists per game and ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding, and first in assists. Sabrina was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and unanimous First Team All-Pac-12 as well as Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection. She was awarded the USBWA National Player of the Year presented by the United States Basketball Writer Association.
In her sophomore season, Sabrina makes the best performance in her sophomore year by leading the Ducks to their regular-season league crown of all time as well as the first-ever #1 seed in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. Furthermore, she led the Pac-12 in scoring 19.2 and assists, dishing out 7.8 assists per game which were fifth-most in the country. In the 2019 season, she was named the Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year as well as named a first-team All-American by ESPN.
Sabrina was named the winner of the Honda Sport Award as the best collegiate female basketball player in the nation during her senior year. She also won her second straight Naismith College Player of the Year award, Wade Trophy, Associated Press Women’s college basketball Player of the Year award as well as USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year award.
Sabrina was selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty. On 25 July, she played her first game with Liberty. Furthermore, in her second WNBA game against Dalla Wings, she managed to record 33 points, 7 assists, as well as 7 rebounds in 34 minutes of play. On 1 August 2021, She was injured her left ankle in the second quarter over the Atlanta Dream, she was diagnosed the next day with a grade 3 sprain.
In the 2021 season, Sabrina recorded her first professional triple-double by scoring 26 points, 12 assists, as well as 10 rebounds, and she became the youngest player in WNBA history to record a triple-double. The liberty triple-double and the tenth in league history. On 6 July 2022, Sabrina had 31 points, 13 rebounds as well as 10 assists to record the first 30-point triple-double in WNBA.
- NCAA all-time leader in career triple-doubles
- In women & men- Only NCAA player with career 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds
- 2020- Naismith Player of the Year
- 2020- AP Player of the Year
- 2020- USBWA Player of the Year
- 2020- Senior CLASS Award
- 2020- Honda Sports Award
- 2018-2020-3× Nancy Lieberman Award
- 2019 & 2020- John R. Wooden Award
- 2019 & 2020- Wade Trophy
- 2018-2020- 3× Pac-12 Player of the Year
- 2017- USBWA National Freshman of the Year
- 2022- WNBA All-Star
Sabrina Ionescu Boyfriend
Sibrina is dating Hroniss Grasu.
Sabrina Ionescu Parents
Sabrina is a lovely daughter to Dan Ionescu and Liliana Blaj
Sabrina Ionescu’s Net Worth
Sabrina has a net worth estimated at $0.5 million dollars.
Sabrina Ionescu Salary
Sabrina has a base salary of $76,297
Sabrina Ionescu Siblings
Sabrina has two siblings; Edward Ionescu and Andrei Ionescu