Sabrina Ionescu Becomes Youngest to Post Multiple Triple-Doubles
At just 24-years-old, New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu became the fourth and youngest WNBA player in history to record multiple career triple-doubles during Sunday’s 88-86 loss to the Chicago Sky.
Ionescu dropped 27 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists, marking her first WNBA triple-double since May 2021. The third-year guard also secured her triple-double through three quarters, making her the first player in WNBA history to do so.
She and Chicago’s Candance Parker are the only WNBA players who have had a triple-double in multiple regular-season games. Courtney Vandersloot and Hall-of-Famer Sheryl Swoopes are the only others to record multiple-triple doubles in a career. Both posted triple-doubles in playoff games.
“I don’t care about the triple-double; we didn’t win,” Ionescu said Sunday, per ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel. “I’m just trying to do my part, continuing to get better every single day, continuing to learn from my teammates, from this coaching staff.
The Liberty started the season with a 1-7 record and have gone 4-2 since. Ionescu, a former Oregon standout and No. 1 overall pick in 2020, has averaged 24 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 6.5 assists during New York’s most recent six-game stretch.
Ionescu is averaging 17.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game this season.