Despite being a phenomenal basketball player, Sabrina Ionescu was unable to make the Women’s Basketball squad for the Tokyo Olympics. She is one of the basketball players taken under Kobe Bryant’s wing throughout his legendary career.
Sabrina concluded her professional basketball debut season with three games last year. She was forced to miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury. The severity of the injury required her to undergo surgery during the offseason.
She was last seen as a professional athlete in Las Vegas in 2021 at the WNBA All-Star Game. She was photographed at the game with Vanessa Bryant and her daughter.
For basketball lovers, Sabrina’s decision to break away from the sport was extremely disheartening. Due to her operation and accompanying follow-up, she had to skip a number of training camps. During the WNBA draught season, she was selected first overall.
The “New York Liberty” is regarded as fortunate to have her as a member of the team. After 11 games played in her career, Sabrina has averaged 12.1 points, 6.3 assists, and 33 % shooting.
Before Sabrina’s Rookie Career
Sabrina Ionescu started playing basketball at an early age. According to Carol Callan, chair of the committee and leader of the Olympic squad, they had known each other since she was fourteen.
Sabrina was not invited to participate in the U-16 programme since the women’s game was not yet fully developed and had several limits. But when she attended the trials, she performed exceptionally well and was immediately added to the team.
She went on to win a gold medal at the FIBA Americas championship with the U-16 team. After that, she played for the U.S. national basketball team and ultimately won the 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup. She also won a gold medal in the 33 competition at the 2019 Pan-American Games.
Who is Sabrina Ionescu Dating?
Sabrina Ionescu has, for the most part, kept her dating life discreet. However, she recently announced her boyfriend via her Instagram account. Her partner is also a great athlete and a member of the sports industry.
Sabrina Ionescu is dating Hroniss Grasu, an American football player. Sabrina, who will turn 24 in December, is 23 years old and Hroniss, who turned 30 on August 12, have an age difference of approximately six or seven years.
Sabrina made her connection with the football star public by posting a photo of them smiling and a birthday greeting to her lover. She refers to him as “my person” in the description of her Instagram image.
Hroniss Grasu plays football professionally. Beginning his career with the University of Oregon football team, he played for five years.
Three times, he was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team. He was subsequently picked by the Chicago Bulls during the 2015 NFL draught season. He has changed teams five times to date. After playing for the Chicago Bears, he joined the Baltimore Ravens.
He subsequently joined the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans. He then joined the San Francisco 49ers, with whom he played until the 2020 season. Since March 2021, he has been unaffiliated with any professional team and has been a free agent.
Other Dating Rumors
Before Sabrina revealed her boyfriend, speculations circulated that she was in a secret relationship. In May 2021, allegations circulated that she had a secret relationship with fellow athlete Ruthy Hebard. Ruthy and Sabrina share a strong relationship.
Their friendship dates back to college when they both played for the Oregon Ducks basketball team at the University of Oregon. Ruthy and Sabrina said nothing regarding the rumours. Later on, the conversations simply ceased.
It is also rumoured that before becoming a professional athlete, Sabrina dated another athlete from the University of Oregon. His name was Jalen. This was referred to as a mere rumour, and it too fizzled out over time.