Sabrina Ionescu Biography
Sabrina Ionescu is an American college basketball player for the Oregon Ducks of the Pac-12 Conference. On February 24, 2020 she became the first player to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,00 rebounds in NCAA Division 1 in basketball history.
Sabrina Ionescu Age
Sabrina is 22 years old (as of February 2020); she was born on December 6, 1997 in Walnut Creek, California.
How Tall Is Sabrina Ionescu – Sabrina Ionescu Height
Sabrina stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Sabrina Ionescu Family – Sabrina Ionescu Parents
Ionescu was born to Dan Ionescu and Liliana Blaj. Her parents are Romanian immigrants. Her father fled Romania around the time of the 1989 revolution, seeking political asylum in the U.S. His wife joined him in the U.S. in 1995.
Sabrina Ionescu Siblings
Sabrina has two brothers Andrei and Edward. Edward is her twin brother who was born 18 mkinutes after her. Eddy is also a basketball player who played at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Oregon, where he walked on to the Ducks men’s team in 2019–20.
Sabrina Ionescu Boyfriend
Sabrina has managed to keep her personal life very private. It is not clear whether she is dating or not.
Sabrina Ionescu High School
Ionescu attended Miramonte High School in Orinda, California where she was a four-year varsity basketball letter winner under head coach Kelly Sopak.
As a freshman she started in 14 of 29 games and averaged 13.8 points, 3.9 assist and 3.9 steals to help her team to a 27–3 record and a Northern California Section Division II runner-up finish. During her sophomore she helped her team to a 30–2 record.
During her junior year, she averaged 18.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 4.7 steals per game, and helped Miramonte HS to a 30–2 record with an appearance in the CIF open division semifinals.
In her senior year she led her team to the CIF open division title game after averaging 25.3 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. She posted a triple-double in the championship game loss to Chaminade with 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.
During her senior year she was named USA Today Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Max Preps Player of the Year, Gatorade State Player of the Year, McDonald’s All-America and Jordan Brand All-American selection. She was also named the McDonald’s All-America game MVP after scoring a record 25 points, including seven three-pointers, with 10 rebounds.
She left Miramonte with a career win-loss record of 119–9 and a school record 2,606 points scored. She is also the all-time leader in assists (769), steals (549) and triple-doubles (21).
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Ducks
Sabrina committed to Oregon just before the school’s 2016 summer term began. As a freshman she was voted the 2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, the honor was the first Oregon Duck since 1999 and is the second Duck to earn the honor all-time. She recorded four triple-doubles. She averaged 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, rank second on the team in scoring and rebounding, and first in assists. She was awarded the USBWA National Freshman of the Year as the top freshman in the nation.
During her Sophomore year she was named espnW’s college basketball player of the week. She led the team to their third regular-season league crown all-time and first-ever No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. She led the Pac-12 in scoring (19.2) and assists, dishing out 7.8 assists per game which was fifth-most in the country. She was named Pac-12 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, and was also named a first team All-American by ESPN. At the end of the season she was named the winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top Division I women’s point guard and was also a finalist for the Naismith Award.
During her senior season Sabrina scored a career high 37 points along with 11 rebounds and 7 assists, and broke Alison Lang’s Oregon all-time career scoring record of 2,252 points in the third quarter. On January 24, 2020 while playing against Oregon State she had 24 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds and broke Oregon State and NBA star Gary Payton’s Pac-12 all-time record of 938 assists.
On February 14, 2020 she ecorded her 1,000th career assist in a game against #7 UCLA and joined Courtney Vandersloot as the only players in NCAA men’s and women’s basketball history with 2,000 plus points and 1,000 plus assists.
On February 24, 2020 she became the first NCAA player ever with 2,000 points, 1,000 assists, and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
Sabrina Ionescu Jersey
Sabrina wears jersey No.20. On November 9, 2019 she tweeted that Nike would be making her jersey.
Thank you @Nike, what an honor! Hoping this is the start of many more female athletes being represented! #GoDucks https://t.co/OmrOk7qxsl
— Sabrina Ionescu (@sabrina_i20) November 9, 2019
On November 11, 2019 the official Oregon Ducks store tweeted that the jersey were available.
Tell your friends and tell them to tell their friends!! #20 jerseys are here! https://t.co/4xuC8gKmRu pic.twitter.com/HJiwSCZPrn
— The Duck Store (@TheDuckStore) November 11, 2019
Sabrina Ionescu Kobe Bryant
Sabrina was one of the speakers at Kobe’s and Gigi Bryant’s memorial service. During her speech she said she wanted to be just like Kobe while growing up as he lived his greatness without apology. The speech read in parts;
“Growing up, I only knew one way to play the game of basketball: fierce, with obsessive focus. I was unapologetically competitive. I wanted to be the best. I loved the work, even when it was hard, especially if it was hard.I knew I was different, that my drive was different. I grew up watching Kobe Bryant game after game, ring after ring, living his greatness without apology. I wanted to be just like him, to love every part of the competition, to be the first to show up and the last to leave, to love the grind, to be your best when you don’t feel your best and make other people around you the best version of themselves. And to wake up and do it again the next day.
A year ago, my team, Oregon, was playing at USC. Morning of the game, our coaches told us that there was a surprise for the day. I was thinking Nike sent us some new shoes or swag or something. The game starts and, shortly after, Kobe walks in with his daughter Gianna and two of her teammates. They sat courtside, where my jaw sat dropped. They watched the entire game. And that was the first time I met Kobe.
So we decided to build a future together. I worked out twice with Gigi over the summer; I’d gone down to help Kobe coach his team. Gigi had so much of her dad’s skill set. You could tell the amount of hours they spent in the gym, practicing her moves. She smiled all the time, but when it was game time, she was ready to kill. Her demeanor changed almost instantly when the whistle blew.”
You can read the whole speech on the Los Angeles Times.
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Here’s to everything I’ve ever dreamed of?? One Last Go Around, 20. #godfidence?