Grading every pick of the first round of the WNBA Draft

Just like the Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA's New York Liberty are owned by Joe Tsai, and the franchise calls Barclays Center home, as well.

When she was just 12 years old - a full decade prior to her selection in the 2020 WNBA Draft - Ionescu predicted that she'd one day play professional basketball in the league.

Clair said in a statement, "During a time when we all need sport more than ever, we are thrilled to have a generational talent like Sabrina join the Nike family". The next three picks unfolded as most expected.

"I have a great relationship with Steph and so that part's kind of hard", Ionescu said this week.

Ducks teammate Satou Sabally, one of three juniors to forgo their previous year of college eligibility and enter the draft, went second to Dallas. It's the third time in the history of the draft that the top two picks were from the same program. While Sabally and her OR teammates did not get the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament, tomorrow could be a big night for them in the WNBA draft. "Really proud of her and what we were able to do as teammates and excited to see her future in the pros".

Ruthy Hebard was drafted as the eighth overall pick by the Chicago Sky.

Engelbert introduced the WNBA, together with presenting draft associate State Farm and the gamers' union, will donate $20,000 for every of the 12 first-round picks to Direct Relief to assist get protecting gear and drugs to health-care staff as shortly as doable.

The league also honored Alyssa Altobelli, Gianna Bryant and Payton Chester before the start of the draft.

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