It is safe to say that Sabrina Ionescu is one of the most popular young sports figures in the world right now.
The 22-year-old has accomplished a lot in such a short period of time-- and to think, she hasn’t even started her professional career yet.
Ionescu is just months removed from finishing up her historic collegiate career and was drafted by the New York Liberty No. 1 overall in the WNBA Draft.
Her accomplishments and clout have made her among the top athletes under 25 years of age.
The article ranked the 25 best athletes under 25, placing Ionescu at No. 6 ahead of famous young football and basketball stars like Christian McCaffrey, Saquan Barkley, and Ja Morant and Trae Young.
Cassandra Negley, a writer for Yahoo Sports, wrote about how impactful Ionescu will continue to be when she begins her career in the WNBA.
While she won’t be piling up triple-doubles like she did in college, and she won’t have the numbers that she did there, either, she will dazzle in a Liberty system built to allow her to shine. No. 1 draft picks typically go on to prolific professional careers and she will be no different.
The top-5 have not yet been revealed, but Ionescu is the highest-rated female in the field so far!
Ionescu has a lot of expectations to live up to, with finishing her collegiate career as the all-time leader in triple-doubles, as well as the first to ever score 2,000 points, grab 1,000 rebounds and dish out 1,000 assists
After being drafted by the New York Liberty as the first overall pick last month, she signed an endorsement deal with Nike.
Being in the top 10 of a stacked list of athletes is just another item on the list of that Ionescu continues to check off.
The future is bright for Ionescu, we will just have to wait and see what records she will break in the WNBA.
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