2020 Mock Draft: Big Board 4.0, coming into focus

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1. New York Liberty select Sabrina Ionescu, 5’10 G, Oregon

No, we don’t yet know who will be coaching Sabrina Ionescu — Eric Thibault and Walt Hopkins remain the finalists, and both would be excellent picks — but there’s uniformity in who the WNBA front offices think will be New York’s pick. And again, there’s a tendency sometimes to look for movement where there is none, and any projections that place someone else in this spot probably comes from that. The Liberty employed two primary point guards last season, Brittany Boyd and Tanisha Wright, and each of them topped 30% in turnover percentage, the worst marks in the league. Ionescu’s mark is up slightly from last year, but still at 17.7%, while she’s increased her assist percentage to 44.1, fourth-best in the nation. An early-season slump led to an overall dip in shooting efficiency from deep, but she’s dramatically improved her finishing around the rim, with her two-point accuracy now topping 60 percent. Don’t overthink this. New York certainly won’t.