Ionescu will play in her first career WNBA All-Star Game on July 10 in Chicago
NEW YORK – JUNE 22, 2022 – Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu has been selected to play in the AT&T 2022 WNBA All-Star Game, to be held on Sunday, July 10 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
Ionescu, the franchise’s first-ever No. 1 overall draftee in 2020, will start in her debut WNBA All-Star appearance after averaging 16.7 points (11th in WNBA), 6.1 assists (4th in WNBA) and 6.4 rebounds (20th in WNBA) while shooting 44.1% from the field, 34.3% from three and 92.2% at the free throw line through the first 16 contests of the 2022 season. Additionally, on June 12, Sabrina became the first-ever player to record a triple-double within three quarters, as well as the youngest player to record multiple in a career at just 24 years old.
“We’re all very proud to have Sabrina represent our team at All-Star,” said Liberty Head Coach Sandy Brondello. “Her development throughout the season has been impressive, and her ability to contribute to all phases of the game is among the very best in this league.”
The third-year guard is now the New York Liberty’s 16th all-time player selected as an All-Star in team history along with Kym Hampton (1999), Rebecca Lobo (1999), Teresa Weatherspoon (1999-2003), Sue Wicks (2000), Vickie Johnson (1999, 2001), Tari Phillips (2000-2003), Becky Hammon (2003, 2005), Ann Wauters (2005), Shameka Christon (2009), Essence Carson (2011), Cappie Pondexter (2011, 2013-2014), Tina Charles (2014-2015, 2017-2019), Sugar Rodgers (2017), Kia Nurse (2019) and Betnijah Laney (2021).
The league’s head coaches will select the 12 All-Star reserves, which will be announced on Tuesday, June 28. The 18th WNBA All-Star Game will be broadcast on ABC at 1 p.m. ET.