The ultimate guide to Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu

Sabrina Ionescu helped lead Oregon to its first Final Four in 2019 and broke the men's and women's NCAA record for career triple-doubles. ESPN.com

Sabrina Ionescu, a 5-foot-11 guard, is the front-runner for national player of the year and the projected No. 1 pick in April's WNBA draft. She is also a triple-double machine, and she just keeps adding to her NCAA career record for men and women. Her total sits at 26.

But her ultimate goal is guiding Oregon to its first national title.

We're tracking the journey, the stat watch and the record countdown. We've got it all. Even how to pronounce her last name.


Never done before: 2K, 1K, 1K

With a rebound with 1:50 to play in the third quarter of Monday's game against Stanford, Ionescu became the first NCAA basketball player (men or women) to collect 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in a career.


Ionescu: Getting to 1,000 rebounds was for Kobe

Sabrina Ionescu says getting to 1,000 rebounds was for Kobe Bryant and to be able to do it on 2/24 is special.

Ionescu said it was special to be able to reach the milestone on 2/24 -- Gianna Bryant wore No. 2, and Kobe Bryant wore No. 24 for the second half of his career.

"That one was for him," Ionescu said. "To do it on 2/24/20 is huge."

And in the fourth quarter, Ionescu also secured her 26th triple-double as Oregon clinched the Pac-12 regular-season title with a 74-66 victory over Stanford. Ionescu finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

Through Feb. 28, Ionescu currently sits at 2,479 points, 1,008 rebounds and 1,053 assists.

Ionescu speaks at memorial for Kobe, Gigi Bryant

Kobe Bryant was deeply invested in women's basketball. A trio of the game's greatest were among the speakers at Monday's memorial for Kobe and Gigi.

Ionescu, who considered Kobe Bryant a mentor and friend and had helped coached Gigi's basketball team on occasion, spoke in between UConn legend Diana Taurasi and Huskies coach Geno Auriemma.

"If I represented the present of the women's game, Gigi was the future. And Kobe knew it," Ionescu said.

Most recent highlights


Ionescu finds Hebard down low for the score

Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard run the pick-and-roll to perfection resulting in the easy layup.

Curry, daughters on hand for Ionescu's 25th triple-double

Do you remember your first women's basketball game? Riley and Ryan Curry might be young, but if they can remember it, it was a performance for the ages.

Steph Curry brought his young daughters to see their first women's basketball game Friday, and Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu got her 25th career triple-double -- 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists -- in a 93-61 victory over Cal.

The Golden State Warriors star was on hand at Cal's Haas Pavilion with daughters Riley and Ryan -- along with many fans clad in Oregon green -- to see Ionescu as she returned to play Friday near her hometown of Walnut Creek, California.

Triple-double tracker

Ionescu holds the NCAA record for men and women with 26 career triple-doubles.

  • Oregon is 26-0 in games in which Ionescu tallies a triple-double

  • 12 occurred on a Sunday; 17 occurred in Eugene in home games

  • She scored at least 20 points in nine triple-doubles; scored 29 points twice

  • Most rebounds: 18; most assists: 14 (three times)

  • Triple-doubles by year: Senior (8), junior (8), sophomore (6), freshman (4)

  • She has tallied back-to-back triple-doubles four times in her career

  • Next-best NCAA mark: 12 triple-doubles, BYU's Kyle Collinsworth

  • Her first triple-double, on Nov. 27, 2016, in her seventh college game, was Oregon's first since 1988

Season stats

Through Oregon's win over Washington State on Feb. 28, Ionescu is averaging 17.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game. Next up: home vs. Washington on March 1.

Kobe on Ionescu


Kobe analyzes Ionescu's pick-and-roll prowess

Kobe Bryant looks at Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu's tape and how she operates in the pick and roll. Watch episodes of "Detail" exclusively on ESPN+.

Prior to the 2019 Women's Final Four, Kobe Bryant broke down game tape of Ionescu and how she operates in the pick-and-roll. Watch episodes of "Detail" exclusively on ESPN+.

Fans flock to see the Ducks

When coach Kelly Graves arrived in Eugene in 2014, the Ducks hadn't had a winning season since the 2009-10 campaign. Then in 2015, Ionescu and the rest of this year's senior class took the court. As the wins have piled up, so have the attendance figures.

Say it with us

Friends call her Sabs. But maybe that's just because her last name is often mispronounced. We're here to help: YO-ness-coo.

Sabrina's obsession


Sabrina, Eddy Ionescu's friendly sibling rivalry remains strong

Competitive with each other from an early age, twins Sabrina and Eddy Ionescu's sibling rivalry hasn't changed a bit over the years.

Nobody in college basketball has mastered the triple-double like Ionescu. Can she now lead the Ducks to an NCAA championship? Elizabeth Merrill

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