Dallas Wings 2020 WNBA Draft: What Are People Saying?




The WNBA is getting more than a star in Satou Sabally

“In 2017, the University of Oregon’s women’s basketball team visited the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, during an off day on a road trip. After nearly 90 minutes, most of the players were ready to depart. One player, however, was in no hurry to leave.

Satou Sabally, a freshman at the time, wanted to learn more about the legendary boxer, activist and philanthropist.

“I’ve said in 1,000 interviews that she is the most interesting player I’ve ever coached,” Oregon head coach Kelly Graves told The Undefeated. “I think they thought I meant as a player. No. She’s interesting. …” – The Undefeated

WNBA draft grades: Liberty get Sabrina Ionescu, but Wings, Lynx score highest marks

“Team president Greg Bibb and coach Brian Agler said this draft would be pivotal in setting the course for the franchise’s future. And it went as well for the Wings as they could have imagined. They got players they wanted and who will fit what they need.” – ESPN

Bella Alarie drafted by Dallas Wings, joining father as 1st-round pick

“Princeton’s Bella Alarie became the third player taken in the first round of the WNBA draft whose father was an NBA first-round pick.

Alarie was selected No. 5 by the Dallas Wings on Friday, and she is the third Ivy League player picked in the WNBA draft. Her father, Mark Alarie, was the No. 18 pick out of Duke by the Denver Nuggets in 1986. A 6-foot-8 forward, he played one season with the Nuggets and four with Washington, finishing his five-year NBA career averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Knee injuries hastened his retirement at age 27.” – ESPN


Bella Alarie ’20 Selected Fifth Overall in WNBA Draft

“Princeton Senior Bella Alarie was selected by the Dallas Wings on Friday night with the fifth pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Alarie, a three-time Ivy League Player of the Year, is the second Princeton player ever selected in the WNBA Draft.

“I’m so honored to be a part of this family [the WNBA],” Alarie said on-air in an interview with ESPN’s Holly Rowe. “I think I have great versatility as a player… I play really hard, I love the defensive end.. And that’s modeled off a lot of the great players of the WNBA,” Alarie added.” – Princetonian Sports


Dreams coming true: Gamecock great Ty Harris drafted in first round

“In 2017, a freshman point guard took over halfway through the season for South Carolina women’s basketball and helped push the Gamecocks to a national title at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Now, she’s joining two teammates from that championship run, back where it all ended — Tyasha Harris was picked seventh overall in Friday’s WNBA draft by the Dallas Wings, who also have former Gamecocks Allisha Gray and Kaela Davis.” – The State