When the Oregon Women’s Basketball season came to an end over the coronavirus pandemic, there was business left unfinished. One player has said she looks to pick up where Sabrina Ionescu and company left off.
The incoming 2020 Class for the Ducks is indeed impressive, and possibly the most talented group of players under Head Coach Kelly Graves. This year was supposed to be special for the current group of players including Sabrina Ionescu, Satou Sabally, and Ruthy Hebard, but the season and NCAA Tournament were cut short.
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Now, all three are doing their best to prepare for the upcoming WNBA Draft next Friday. Ionescu is expected to be the first overall pick. Sabally could also go in the top five. Despite the circumstance, it is still an exciting time to be a fan of the Oregon Ducks. All five incoming players won the State Player of the Year award for their talents and one of them is already set to make an impact when basketball gets going again.
Incoming Freshman Sydney Parrish said she is looking to complete Ionescu’s unfinished business. In her first game as a Freshman, she scored 29 points. As far as how far she has come, she is showing she is humble when asked about the player she may be looked to replace in Sabrina Ionescu, “What she’s done for the team, for her state of Oregon, her town in California, for college basketball in general, she’s done things nobody has done before. I would love to do that.”
Parrish is from the state of Indiana and will always relish her time there. She heads to Eugene to start the next chapter, along with some new teammates in late July. Her high school team finished 22-2 in the regular season. She averaged 24 points and 8 rebounds per game in her senior season.