ARLINGTON, Texas (Feb. 1, 2024) – The Dallas Wings have re-signed WNBA All-Star Satou Sabally, the team announced today.
Sabally was drafted second overall by the Wings in 2020. In her four seasons in a Dallas Wings uniform, Sabally has averaged 15.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. She has appeared in 82 games, starting 72.
In 2023, her most successful at the pro level, the Oregon alum tallied 18.6 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals in 38 games. In addition, she shot a career–high 43.5 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc.
“Satou has established herself as one of the premier players in the WNBA and we are thrilled to have her continue her career in a Wings uniform,” Dallas Wings President & CEO Greg Bibb stated. “From the second overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to a First Team All-WNBA selection this past season, Satou has turned great potential into all-world productivity while becoming a cornerstone of our young and talented team. I believe she is just getting started and I’m excited to have her in Dallas as we pursue a WNBA Championship.”
For her efforts, Sabally was awarded the 2023 KIA Most Improved Player and earned First Team All-WNBA accolades. Additionally, she was a WNBA All-Star Game starter, was an Associated Press All-WNBA Second Team honoree, garnered the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award and was a Western Conference Player of the Week.
“I’m excited to build off the success and the strides we made as a team a year ago, and to continue to work towards our main goal of bringing a championship to Dallas,” Sabally said. “I’m grateful and look forward to continuing to contribute my best to this great city, on and off the court.”
Sabally finished the 2023 campaign ranked ninth in the league in scoring, tenth in rebounding and fourth in steals, leading to her second All-Star appearance and first as a starter. Sabally was one of five players in the WNBA to average 18+ points and 8+ rebounds last year, (B. Stewart, A. Wilson, N. Collier & N. Ogwumike) and was one of nine players to record 40 or more points in a game this season.
“We are extremely excited to announce the return of Satou Sabally,” said Wings Head Coach Latricia Trammell. “Her exceptional talent and passion for the game make Satou an an integral part of our team’s success. We are looking forward to continuing our journey together to win a championship.”
The 6-4 versatile forward finished the season with 14 double-doubles, which was the fifth-most in the league last season, while also recording her first career triple-double on July 28 against Washington, tallying 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.