Star Oregon seniors Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard will have some company at the 2020 WNBA Draft. Their teammate, highly touted junior Satou Sabally, announced her intention to enter the draft and forgo her final season of NCAA eligibility.
"After this season, I'm going pro. I really want to fulfill my childhood dream and play in the WNBA and later on play professionally in Europe," Sabally told ESPN's Holly Rowe on Thursday. "It was (a) very hard (decision), but it was also a decision that just came from the heart."
The German forward is eligible to declare early because she will turn 22 in the year of the draft.
While the New York Liberty are widely expected to select Ionescu - the NCAA's all-time leader in triple-doubles - with the top selection, Sabally could also be an early first-rounder.
The latest mock draft from ESPN's Mechelle Voepel projects the Indiana Fever to pick the 6-foot-4 Sabally with the third overall pick. Rounding out the lottery are the Dallas Wings (No. 2) and the Atlanta Dream (No. 4). Voepel's mock draft has Hebard going to the Wings with their second early selection at No. 5.
Sabally is averaging 16 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game this season. Led by their star trio, the Ducks are 24-2 and ranked third in the country.