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2020 WNBA Draft: Oregon's Big Three all go in first round; 5 Pac-12 stars selected overall

Apr 17, 2020

Check back as picks are made in Friday's WNBA Draft to see where your favorite Pac-12 stars land at the next level.

Oregon

Sabrina Ionescu, No. 1 — New York Liberty

As was widely expected entering Friday's Draft, consensus Player of the Year Sabrina Ionescu went No. 1 overall, becoming the first in Oregon history to be taken in either the first round or with the first pick of the WNBA Draft. Ionescu becomes the fifth in Pac-12 history to be selected No. 1 overall, following Kelsey Plum (2017), Chiney Ogwumike (2014), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (2012) and Tina Thompson (1997). Ionescu will no doubt have an immediate impact with the Liberty after a record-setting career in Eugene.

Oregon

Satou Sabally, No. 2 — Dallas Wings

Not only did the Ducks have the No. 1 overall pick, they remarkably had the No. 2 pick, too. Satou Sabally, a dynamic 6-foot-4 forward who averaged 16.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, was selected second by the Dallas Wings. The pick continued a historic day for the Ducks on Friday and makes Ionescu and Sabally the fourth pair of teammates to go 1-2 in the WNBA Draft.

Oregon

Ruthy Hebard, No. 8 — Chicago Sky

With Ruthy Hebard going eighth to Chicago, the Ducks became the first team in Pac-12 history to have three first-round selections. Hebard will play alongside Kelly Graves' former point guard at Gonzaga, Courtney Vandersloot, to begin her professional career. 

Oregon State

Mikayla Pivec, No. 25 — Atlanta Dream

The Beavers' dynamic senior guard was the first pick to open the third round, giving OSU a player selected in the WNBA Draft in four of the last five years. Remarkably, the 5-foot-10 prospect became the school's all-time leading rebounder this season (1,030) from the guard position.

UCLA

Japreece Drean, No. 30 — Chicago Sky

Like Pivec, Dean went in the third round to give her school a selection in four of the last five Drafts. As a senior, she was one of only seven D-1 student-athletes with at least 13 points and 5.5 assists per game.