On Friday, Ionescu also announced on her personal Instagram a marketing deal with Beats By Dre.
The Liberty, now owned by Joe Tsai alongside the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, will play games at Barclays Center as the league enters into a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
The Liberty selected the OR phenom No. 1 in Friday's virtual WNBA draft.
Over four years, Ionescu became the first Division I college player (women or men) to log 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds. Ionescu was named the Naismith Player of the Year in 2020.
We finally have something that resembles a real sporting event coming up tomorrow night as the WNBA Draft will take place Friday night on ESPN. The next three picks unfolded as most expected.
"I've been working for this for my entire basketball career and super excited to see that come to fruition", Ionescu said. It's the third time in the history of the draft that the top two picks were from the same program.
Ruthy Hebard was drafted as the eighth overall pick by the Chicago Sky. "It's so cool. You know, it just shows that we have built a great culture at OR, have recruited great players, and they got the right kind of practice and development".
Sabrina Ionescu has always been the presumed No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft, but the NCAA all-time leader in triple-doubles has known she'd be a WNBA player for much, much longer. "Really proud of her and what we were able to do as teammates and excited to see her future in the pros". The regular season was scheduled to start May 15, but training camps and the regular season have been delayed indefinitely.