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Oregon women’s basketball Sabrina Ionescu named WNBA Eastern Conference player of t

Sabrina Ionescu continues to dominate the game of basketball.

The former Oregon Duck had a dominant week of play from May 27 to June 2, earning her WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is the sixth time in her career that she has earned this honor.

In the three games Ionescu played that week, the New York Liberty won 3-0 and achieved a net rating of +24.2 with her on the court. She averaged 20.7 points, six assists and 4.3 rebounds per game while converting a combined 48.7% (19-39) from the field, 43.5% (10-23) from three and 93 .3% (14-15) made freehand. throwing line.

On May 29 against the Phoenix Mercury, Ionescu scored a game-high 22 points. She had 10 points and five assists in the first quarter, becoming the first player in franchise history to reach double-digit points with at least five assists in a single quarter.

May 23, 2024;  Brooklyn, New York, USA;  New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to drive past Chicago Sky guard Marina Mabrey (4) in the first quarter at Barclays Center.

May 23, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (20) looks to drive past Chicago Sky guard Marina Mabrey (4) in the first quarter at Barclays Center. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

On May 31 against the Washington Mystics, Ionescu led all scorers with 24 points, while on June 2 against Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever, she scored 16 points to go with six assists and six rebounds in a 104–68 thrashing.

Ionescu’s Liberty has the second-best record in the WNBA this season, behind only the undefeated Connecticut Sun. The two teams will meet each other for the first time this season on Saturday.

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