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United States of America
25 April 1998, New York City, New York, USA
Satou Sabally (born 25 April 1998) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks. Despite having one remaining season of college eligibility, Sabally announced in February 2020 that she would enter the 2020 WNBA draft; she was draft-eligible because she reached the league’s minimum age of 22 shortly after the April draft.
Sabally was born in New York City to a Gambian father and German mother. The family moved to Gambia when she was 2 years old, and then moved to Berlin when she was preparing to start school. She was discovered by a local coach as a 9-year-old at a playground and began regularly attending practices. She was the only girl on her first youth team.
During her first year at Oregon, Sabally appeared in every game for the Ducks while averaging 10.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. She was named to the Pac-12 all-Freshman team and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.
In her second season, Sabally started all 38 games and was the third most efficient player in NCAA. Following the season, she was named to the Pac-12 team, an honorable mention All-American by the WBCA, and to the watchlist for both the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy.