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Ducks land 5-star recruit, POY Sabrina Ionescu

The Oregon Ducks landed a huge signing Sunday with Sabrina Ionescu joining the team.

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Head coach Kelly Graves and the University of Oregon, announced the signing of Sabrina Ionescu today.

Ionescu is the highest ranked player the Ducks have landed, being one of the best in the country at number four. She was named the National Player of the Year by USA Today and was the MVP of the McDonald's All-American game.

Graves is looking forward to the addition of Ionescu. "I think Sabrina will be the glue that will make this an incredible basketball team and an incredible freshman class," Graves said.

Ionescu is a confident combo guard with the ability to handle the ball under pressure, and pull up and knock down the midrange shot. Her game doesn't stop there however, as Ionescu has deep range from beyond the arc. She showed case her ability to shoot the three ball on the big stage at the McDonald All-American game, where she drained seven threes on her way to a record 25 points in the game. Ionescu also pulled down 10 rebounds in the game.

She led Miramonte HS to the CIF state open division championship game, as she averaged 25.3 points, 8.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in her senior year.

Ionescu has represented the USA at the U16 FIBA American Championship and the U17 FIBA World Championships, winning gold both times.

The Gatorade Player of the Year out of California, will be topping off a recruiting class that is ranked number seven in the country by ESPNW. Her class consist of four other players ranked in the top 100: Sierra Campisano (No. 14 recruit), Ruthy Hebard (No. 40), Morgan Yaeger (No. 92) and Mallory McGwire (No. 98). Their class size does not stop there, as the Ducks have also signed Lydia Giomi, a first team all-state player in Washington and Jayde Woods, a first team all-CIF open division in California.

As the newest member of the Ducks, she will join the team this summer, as they prepare for their European trip with stops in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Madrid at the end of August.