On Thursday morning, Oregon women's basketball junior Satou Sabally wrote a letter to her Duck Family.
In her own words,
After long consideration, I have decided to follow my childhood dream to play professional basketball next season.”
The junior forward has decided to forgo her senior season and declare for the 2020 WNBA Draft.
Here is how the basketball world and Ducks community reacted to the news:
Satou Sabally forgoing her senior year at Oregon and declaring for the WNBA Draft is huge. Now there’s a chance three Oregon players will be going in the first round and I love it— Lauren Rosenberg🏳️🌈 (@lrosenberg101) February 20, 2020
The Atlanta Dream are thrilled that Satou Sabally is declaring early. Or Indiana or Dallas can steal her as well. Woot! This makes the draft fun!— Aneela (@WHoopsBlogger) February 20, 2020
Wish Portland still had our WNBA team, we need to get one back!— Benjamin K-G (@TrailBlazers39) February 20, 2020
I need a Satou Sabally jersey ASAP.....IDC who she gets drafted by in the #WNBA— Ms Jae (@_Eccentrics01e_) February 20, 2020
So incredibly happy for her but selfishly was looking forward to her playing with her sister next year💚💛💚💛🦆🦆— Nicole (@NicoleWC78) February 20, 2020
So happy for Satou! ❤️ I sure have loved coaching this one for the past three years! Can’t wait to watch her at the next level, but first let’s finish this! https://t.co/nOsWhAyMhr— Jodie Kaczor Berry (@GoDucksJKB) February 20, 2020
While this decision was made in season, the No. 3 Oregon Ducks have four remaining conference games left: a trip to the Bay Area this weekend followed by a home series hosting the Washington schools. UO's Senior Day ceremonies and appreciation will take place following the game vs. Washington on March 1 at Matthew Knight Arena.