Oregon junior guard Sabrina Ionescu, who led the Ducks to their first look inside the Women’s Final Four, is staying on the college for her senior season.
Saturday, the guard acknowledged by means of The Players’ Tribune that she will not go away Oregon and declare for the WBNA draft, which is Wednesday.
Ionescu probably would have been the best select inside the draft, as she dominated the women’s occasion and is the all-time chief for triple-doubles with 18 in ladies’s NCAA historic previous.
“I came to the University of Oregon as a freshman in 2016-2017,” Ionescu wrote in The Players’ Tribune. “We made the Elite Eight (and misplaced large). I obtained right here once more to the University of Oregon as a sophomore in 2017-2018. We made the Elite Eight (and misplaced shut). I obtained right here once more to the University of Oregon as a junior in 2018-2019. We made the Final Four.
“And now I could not be happier to announce that I am coming again to the University of Oregon for the 2019-2020 basketball season. I will not predict precisely how far we’ll go … however I am going to simply say this. We have unfinished enterprise.”
Ionescu was named an All-American for her play this season, which included averaging 19.6 components, 7.5 rebounds and 8.1 assists per sport all through the frequent season.
She was a dominating energy all by way of the occasion, putting in 31 in the direction of Mississippi State in Oregon’s Elite Eight victory which put them inside the Final Four.
The Ducks fell 72-67 to Baylor to complete their season, and Ionescu had 24 hours to find out if she would return to Oregon or declare for the WNBA draft.
She acknowledged inside the The Players’ Tribune that there is unfinished enterprise at Oregon, and he or she is looking for to take her group even extra subsequent season.
“My teammates and I, our coaches, our followers, this program — we’re not occurring a ‘run,’ you understand what I imply? We’re not doing a type of issues the place, like, a group seems out of the blue, on the backs of some good gamers, after which makes some noise for a season or two earlier than heading again underground,” Ionescu wrote.
“We’re constructing one thing right here in Eugene. We’re constructing one thing — collectively — that is going to final for a very long time after we have all graduated.”