There is no Sabrina Ionescu without Ruthy Hebard.
There is no Ruthy Hebard without Sabrina Ionescu.
The two are like peanut butter and jelly.
In their four years at Oregon, it has been the Ruthy and Sabrina show, teaching free pick-and-roll clinics to opponents and leading the Ducks to a potential National Championship, if the season wasn't cut short.
Now it's time for their dreams of playing professionally to come true.
We are under 24 hours away from the 2020 WNBA Draft.
The Katrina McClain Power Forward of the Year Ruthy Hebard will wait to hear her name called along with the 36 other draft prospects, including Oregon's Satou Sabally and Sabrina Ionescu.
Oregon head coach Kelly Graves is excited for his team as well:
I think he's more excited than any of us for the draft. It's just fun. He's been calling me since everything got cancelled. He's just been saying ‘Oh my gosh, can't wait to see where you go and you're going to do great at the next level.' Just having him there and having him so excited for me, Satou [Sabally] and Sab [Sabrina Ionescu] has just been great and a little extra energy right now. - Ruthy Hebard
Be sure to check out the latest Talkin' Ducks Podcast with host Jordan Kent and special guest former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Ahead of the draft, the New York Liberty made an interesting roster move. On Wednesday, the team announced a three-team deal trading veteran Tina Charles and acquiring two additional first round draft picks. The Liberty have the No. 1 overall pick (most likely will be Ionescu) and the other is No. 9, about where Ruthy Hebard has been landing in the recent mock drafts.
Will the stars align for Sabrina and Ruthy to be teammates in the WNBA?
I think about playing with her forever because she's one of my favorites, best friends and such a good player. I'm just trying to keep everything open and just think wherever I go it's going to be fun, I'm going to have a great time. It's a great opportunity. Such a blessing to be drafted. - Ruthy Hebard
Whether the dream comes true of seeing these two on the same team in the WNBA, there is a long, promising career ahead for each of them individually.
But, we know what Eugene wants to see happen.
We could get Sabrina and Ruthy with picks 1 and 9 instead. That's still a very good haul with the other 4 picks.— アントニー ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@AODucksfan) April 15, 2020
I NEED Sabrina and Ruthy both to go to Liberty, like I NEED IT. Don't split them up pls https://t.co/wSBFIZApwl— Kaitlyn (@maggiesbruins) April 16, 2020