Nike Signs 2020 WNBA First Draft Pick

After WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced Ionescu as the No. 1 pick, the broadcast showed a 12-year-old Ionescu vowing to "keep pushing and one day become a WNBA player".

After being taken by the New York Liberty with the no. 1 overall pick, Ionescu had another thing to figure out: decide whose shoes she'd be wearing when she debuts on the Barclays Center court.

Sabrina Ionescu, the number one pick in the 2020 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft, has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with United States sportswear giant Nike.

When she'll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. Ionescu was one among three first spherical picks for NY, which additionally had Nos.

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Ionescu set the NCAA record for triple-doubles and was the first college player to have over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her career.

The players drafted Friday are in a holding pattern due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Coaches and general managers were spread throughout the country and world, so they set up virtual war rooms instead of gathering in their own team facilities. Speaking from her home in Fairbanks, Alaska, she said it was great to be able to be drafted with two teammates. 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.

Ruthy Hebard was drafted as the eighth overall pick by the Chicago Sky. She'll be playing for the Atlanta Dream. The regular season was scheduled to start May 15, but training camps and the regular season have been delayed indefinitely.

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