Sabrina Ionescu, one of Kobe Bryant’s students, realized his dream by being the first WNBA Draft 2020 vote.
WNBA Draft 2020, also on an online forum, have gained a lot of coverage with honorable picks for Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, the ill-fated female players who died in the crash. In January, the helicopter crashed. However that did not take away the atmosphere of the main characters, the NCAA players planning to join the professional road.
The first choice came as no surprise when New York Liberty picked up Sabrina Ionescu, the living legend of the NCAA at the University of Oregon. While she hasn’t won the championship yet in four years playing for the Ducks club, the Romanian girl set the American Student basketball record with 26 triple-doubles and became the first competitor in history to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
Ionescu reached the mark on 24 February 2020 just a few hours after speaking at the Kobe Bryant memorial service. Ionescu is one of the students closely guarded by Kobe, and she is also the person who shared Gianna Bryant’s story.
Sabrina Ionescu was willing to play with professional players last November, when the University of Oregon clashed with the U.S. National Team. Oregon won the match with a score of 93-86. The Romanian-born player has 30 points and 7 rebounds. Ionescu’s Oregon teammate Satou Sabally was selected by the Dallas Wings in the second shift. This is the fourth time in WNBA Draft’s history that the first two have been selected from the same grade. Sabally is also two of the three German players chosen for this year’s Draft, alongside Luisa Gefangenensoder (Turn 21, Dallas Wings) and Lionie Fiebich (Round 22, LA Sparks).