Sabrina Ionescu is back in the gym after her season-ending ankle injury, and her shooting stroke looks smoother than ever

AP Photo/Phelan M. EbenhackFormer Oregon Ducks superstar and No. 1 WNBA draft pick Sabrina Ionescu is back after spraining her ankle three games into her professional career.
  • Sabrina Ionescu is back in the gym after an injury halted her first WNBA season with the New York Liberty.
  • The No. 1 WNBA draft pick sprained her ankle three games into her pro career, sidelining her for the bulk of the season.
  • Recent training videos show the triple-double machine knocking down threes in the gym, and her shooting stroke looks as smooth as ever.
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Sabrina Ionescu is back — or she’s working on it, at least.

Months after a Grade 3 ankle sprain brought her rookie season to a premature close just three games into her budding WNBA career, the former Oregon Ducks superstar and 2020 No. 1 WNBA Draft pick is back on the court preparing for her sophomore campaign with the New York Liberty.

Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsSabrina Ionescu was college basketball’s brightest star as a walking triple-double for the Oregon Ducks.

A recent video of Ionescu training circulated on social media this week, and her shooting stroke looks as smooth as ever. The clip shows the triple-double machine knocking down three after three from the top of the key.

The 2021 WNBA season isn’t set to tip off until next spring, but Ionescu is already looking poised to lead her Liberty squad out of the depths of the WNBA standings. And if that video — and her first moments donning green and black — are any indication, the prolific point guard will bring tons of flair back to the court, too.

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