Former Oregon Ducks forward Nyara Sabally joins coaching staff at Sacramento State

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Former Oregon Ducks forward and 2022 WNBA first round pick Nyara Sabally is joining the coaching staff at Sacramento State.

Sabally was selected fifth overall by the New York Liberty – Sabrina Ionescu’s current team – but she is unable to suit up this year because of a knee injury. So instead she will join Mark Campbell’s staff at least for this season.

Campbell was previously at Oregon under coach Kelly Graves, and he released a statement regarding Sabally’s addition to the Sac State program.

“We are thrilled to add Nyara to our program,” Campbell said. “She is like family to our entire coaching staff and will have a major impact working with our current players. She has had unique experiences of competing at the highest level of college and international basketball.”

Sabally averaged 15.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.4 steals last season with Oregon. Her sister Satou is an All-Star forward for the Dallas Wings.

“I am very grateful for this amazing opportunity to join the Sacramento State coaching staff,” Sabally said in a statement. “I look forward to working alongside great coaches and mentors that I have looked up to the past few years. I can’t wait to get on campus and get to work.”