Former University of Oregon basketball star Sabrina Ionescu will be a guest picker on ESPN’s College Gameday show in Eugene this weekend when the Ducks take on UCLA.
Eugene, Oregon — Former University of Oregon women’s basketball star and current WNBA standout for the New York Liberty, Sabrina Ionescu, will return to Eugene for a Top 10 college football game between the Ducks and UCLA.
Ionescu will be featured as a “guest picker” on ESPN’s College Gameday show on Saturday morning.and Tweet On Thursday, ESPN College Gameday announced that Ionescu will be this weekend’s guest.
The former Ducks star continues to break many records and reach new milestones. Additionally, she leads all men’s or women’s players in her 26 career triple-doubles, breaking her previous record of 12. She is also Oregon’s all-time leader in assists, three-pointers her field her goals, points and double-digit categories. Scoring games (134).
Ionescu was the #1 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft. In his three seasons with the Liberty, Ionescu averaged 15 points, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Last season she averaged 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists. On July 6, she recorded 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Las Vegas Aces, becoming the first player in WNBA history to record a 30-point triple-double.
ESPN College GameDay will be broadcast live from Eugene on Saturday morning for the Top 10 matchups between Oregon and UCLA. It will be his first time at Eugene since 2018 and his 11th overall. The duck is 7-3 in the last 10 games College GameDay has visited his Autzen. Naturally, Ducks fans all over the country were very excited about this.
The long-running and popular college football show last played at Autzen Stadium on September 22, 2018, when No. 20 Oregon played No. 7 Stanford. Justin Herbert threw for 346 yards and CJ Burdell ran for 115 yards, but the Cardinals won 38-31.
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GameDay’s initial news sparked mixed conversations about who the guest picker would be. Many people online speculated that it might be Peyton Pritchard, a former Oregon men’s basketball player and current Boston Celtics player.Former Oregon men’s football quarterback, now Los Angeles Even Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was inserted into the conversation as a potential option.
Kelly Graves, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at the University of Oregon, posted: Tweet Ionescu was due to be in Eugene to host two kids’ basketball camps at KidSport on October 23rd, so he pitched Ionescu as a guest picker.
It’s no secret that the beloved University of Oregon mascot “The Duck” (Paddles, to some) is considered the best mascot in the show’s history. Adding to the lineup is a cherry on top for many fans.
Ionescu occupied the city center of Eugene while in Oregon.she persuaded Nike to make her own jersey Available at duck store It also sold out on the same day. The choice also emphasized the value women hold in a male-dominated industry.
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Led by former Oregon State Football coach Chip Kelly, UCLA, ranked 9th, will step into Autzen Stadium to take on Dan Lanning’s 10th-ranked Ducks. These coaches have been in different locations in their respective terms, but they’re in similar locations this week.
This game has a lot of anticipation and excitement. Official College GameDay guests from his Ionescu as his picker, his coach, Eugene’s College GameDay, and of course the duck play. Pick Oregon to win.
College GameDay will be broadcast live from the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon campus from 6:00 am to 9:00 am Pacific Time on Saturday.Kickoff is set for 12:30pm