Sabrina Ionescu put on a shooting clinic on Friday night, setting a record with 37 points to win the WNBA 3-point contest.
The New York Liberty guard was nearly perfect in her final round, knocking down 25 of 27 three-point shots. That’s an all-time record for either the NBA or WNBA.
Ionescu also made 12 of her 15 attempts in the first round, and she never missed more than two shots in a row. She was the clear favorite going into the contest, and she showed why by putting on a show for the fans in Las Vegas.
“I was just focused on making one at a time,” Ionescu said after the contest. “I wasn’t sure how many I missed but I knew it wasn’t a lot.”
Ionescu’s victory is a major accomplishment for her career. She is now the second WNBA player to win the 3-point contest, joining Allie Quigley. Ionescu is also the youngest player to ever win the contest, at the age of 25.
This is just the beginning for Ionescu, who is one of the most talented players in the WNBA. She is a triple-double threat every night, and she is a dangerous shooter from beyond the arc. Ionescu is sure to be a force in the WNBA for many years to come.
Here are some other notable things about the contest:
- Ionescu’s score of 37 points is the highest in the history of the WNBA 3-point contest.
- Ionescu is the youngest player to ever win the contest.
- Sami Whitcomb of the Seattle Storm finished in second place with 24 points.
- Arike Ogunbowale of the Dallas Wings finished in third place with 11 points.
This is a historic victory for Sabrina Ionescu, and it is a sign of things to come.
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