Former No.1 pick of the WNBA draft, Sabrina Ionescu announced she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Hroniss Grasu, who also plays center for the Las Vegas Raiders.
At the end of January, the NFL player popped the big question in a romantic candle-lit location, surrounded by beautiful skyscrapers. Taking to Instagram to announce the news, the 25-year-old WNBA star wrote in the caption of her post, “It’s always us. Here’s to forever with you.”
Ionescu and Grasu, who were both standout athletes at the University of Oregon, made their relationship public in 2021 while Grasu celebrated his 30th birthday. At the time of his birthday, his partner penned a touching tribute to him on social media with the sentiments, “To my person, happy birthday! Always grinning alongside you.” Given the fact that the two have been together for years, Ionescu was pleased to say “finally” when the Raiders center got down on one knee.
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A look into Sabrina Ionescu’s road to the New York Liberty
Ionescu’s journey to professional basketball began in 2012 when she joined Miramonte High School’s women’s basketball program. By the end of her high school career, she held a career win–loss record of 119–9. To this day, she is the school’s all-time leader in assists (769), steals (549) and triple-doubles (21). From Miramonte, she went on to play for the Oregon Ducks.
She played for the University of Oregon from 2017 to 2020 and was even awarded the Pac-12 Player of the Year honors in each of her final three seasons. Furthermore, Ionescu was honored as the Naismith Player of the Year as a senior in 2019-20. Even in the year 2023, she is considered to be one of Oregon’s strongest players.
The basketball player was selected by The Liberty as a No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA draft. Since the start of her professional career, she quickly earned a spot as a household name in the world of women’s basketball. The 25-year-old athlete was named to her first All-Star squad and the All-WNBA second team last season. In addition to these accomplishments, Ionescu earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.
Although her dedication to women’s basketball is evident, the star player clearly values her personal relationships as well. With this being said, congratulations is in order for Ionescu and Grasu.
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