After months of buzz and speculation, Oregon standout Sabrina Ionescu was selected with the No. 1 pick in Friday's 2020 WNBA draft, going with the top choice to the New York Liberty. Social media reacted to Ionescu's selection, among other elements of Friday night's event.
Sabrina goes No. 1
Ionescu's legion of fans and admirers were thrilled to see the decorated Duck finally have her day in the draft, and to offer congratulations and welcome her to the WNBA.
Sabrina's Oregon teammates join her in the league
Moments after Ionescu came off the board, the Dallas Wings kept the Ducks vibe going when they selected Satou Sabally. A third Duck, Ruthy Hebard, went No. 8 to the Chicago Sky.
Welcome @BallySatou. Dallas is a great spot to be!!! Let's go!!— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) April 17, 2020
RUTHY!!! You're such a great soul, Chicago is so dang lucky to have you!!! CHI-TOWN!!! https://t.co/Tc25Ox9QCp— Max Graves (@max_graves) April 17, 2020
More congratulations in order ...
The rest of the first round elicited more ecstatic reactions from around the country, with picks including Chennedy Carter and Bella Alarie.
What a night! Congrats @lauren_cox15 @TeaCooper2 @Juicy_landrum20 on your selections in the @WNBA draft. I can't wait to watch you all at the next level!— Kim Mulkey (@KimMulkey) April 18, 2020
Forever Lady Bears 💛🏀💚 pic.twitter.com/AEOnTpuBnG
And Boom! She has just been traded to New York. Welcome to the Liberty, Jocelyn Willoughby!!!! https://t.co/EHDZDaI5ZZ— Virginia Women's Basketball (@UVAWomensHoops) April 18, 2020