Sabrina Ionescu Liberty Jerseys Sell out Within Minutes of Being Drafted No. 1

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorApril 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 08: Sabrina Ionescu #20 of the Oregon Ducks is introduced before the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference women's basketball tournament against the Stanford Cardinal at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on March 8, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ducks defeated the Cardinal 89-56. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The New York Liberty picked Oregon point guard Sabrina Ionescu with the first pick of the 2020 WNBA draft at around 7:15 p.m. ET on Friday. 

Her jersey reportedly sold out before 8 p.m.:

Kelsey Trainor @ktrain_11

Sabrina Ionescu #1 #WNBADraft pick jerseys already SOLD OUT @sabrina_i20 https://t.co/bbP29p1aNu

Fans who didn't act within the first 45 minutes of Ionescu being drafted will now have to wait for the next set of jerseys to drop.

Substitute options to rep Ionescu in the meantime include buying a custom jersey with her name and number, per Tim Brown of the Oregonian, or perhaps purchasing an Oregon shirt with her jersey number.

Ionescu is one of the more popular collegiate basketball stars in recent history, so the sellout isn't a major surprise, even if it occurred in such a short time.

The excitement surrounding the Ionescu's jersey was clearly evident on Twitter:

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

Where can I buy a Sabrina Ionescu NY Liberty jersey? Who has the link?

Meg Linehan @itsmeglinehan

Sabrina jersey: ordered. https://t.co/jRvqw4UyzI

But it's fair to question the limited stock for a budding superstar, as Lindsay Gibbs of the Burn It All Down podcast noted:

Lindsay Gibbs @linzsports

Color me not pumped that Ionescu Liberty jerseys are already sold out. IMO it's another case of completely underestimating women's sports on the supply side. How are you not prepared to sell as many of those as humanly possible tonight?!?!

Ionescu headlines a star rookie class for the Liberty.

New York had five picks in the first two rounds, and the group was rounded out by UConn forward Megan Walker (No. 9 pick), Louisville guard Jazmine Jones (No. 12), Louisville forward Kylee Shook (No. 13) and Duke forward Leaonna Odom (No. 15).


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