One of the Bay Area’s best to ever play college hoops is getting her day in the sun.
Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu will be one of the Ducks’ Senior Day honorees Sunday afternoon when she plays her final true home game in Eugene against Washington.
The third-ranked Ducks (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) sit atop the conference and could clinch the Pac-12 title outright as soon as Friday night against Washington State, which would make Sunday’s game a pure celebration.
Ionescu, a Miramonte High graduate, made history Monday night in the Ducks’ win over No. 4 Stanford. She became the first NCAA basketball player to rack up 2,000 points, 1,000 rebound and 1,000 assists in a career.
On Monday before her milestone game in Palo Alto, Ionescu spoke at a memorial for Kobe Bryant at LA’s Staples Center, saying the Lakers star gave her “the blueprint” to becoming an unstoppable offensive force.
Oregon’s Senior Day ceremony will begin right after the game against Washington (13-14, 5-11). Both the game and ceremony will air on Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 app.
Joining the Walnut Creek native as Senior Day honorees are three-time all-Pac-12 forward Ruthy Hebard, USC transfer Minyon Moore and junior Satou Sabally, who is entering the WNBA draft.
Ionescu is the reigning Wade Trophy and Wooden Award winner and she’s a frontrunner to take home both prizes again. She recorded triple-doubles in both games of the Ducks’ Cal-Stanford road trip last weekend.