Oregon Basketball

She's Back

April 7, 2019

The best ever women’s basketball player at the University of Oregon is currently the No. 1 ranked WNBA prospect. 

The problem is, she isn’t going go the WNBA. Not yet at least. 

Oregon phenom Sabrina Ionescu will return for her senior year as announced in her letter published on theplayerstribune.com.

“And now I couldn’t be happier to announce that I’m coming back to the University of Oregon for the 2019-2020 basketball season.”

The triple-double machine brings her game back to Eugene for another year with what she calls ‘unfinished business.’

“And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. My teammates and I, our coaches, our fans, this program — we’re not going on a “run,” you know what I mean?? We’re not doing one of those things where, like, a team appears out of the blue, on the backs of a few good players, and then makes some noise for a season or two before heading back underground. Nah. This isn’t that.

We’re building something here in Eugene. We’re building something — together — that’s going to last for a long time after we’ve all graduated. From the upperclassmen, who showed me the way — Oti, Maite and Ruthy (and maybe especially Ruthy, who came in together with me and has gone from my roommate, where we gave each other the silent treatment that first year, to my best friend in the world)….. to our awesome underclassmen, Morgan, Nyara, Taylor, Lydia, Erin, Satou….. to our incoming class of freshmen that we already have committed….. to our amazing coaching staff, led by Coach Graves….. to our UNBELIEVABLE FANS who, honestly — y’all have no idea.”

The Ducks will return a ton of talent and have the firepower to compete with any team in the country led by Ionescu. 

Matt Knight arena featured its first ever sell-out game for the women’s team this past season. The goal is to keep that kind of attendance rocking all season long as the Ducks hope to make a championship run.

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