The Dallas Wings have remained one of the hottest teams in the WNBA as the second half of the season is well underway.
Coming into this week, the Wings sit with a 14-11 record which is good for 4th place in the WNBA standings.
A significant reason for the Wings’ success this year has been the play of 4th year forward Satou Sabally.
Impeccably, Wings first-year head coach Latricia Trammell predicted Sabally’s breakout after the season’s very first game.
Following a Wings 85-78 win over the Dream way back on May 20th, Tramell said:
“She [Sabally] is in a really good space, and she wants this to be her breakout season, and I think she proved that determination this afternoon.”
Three months later, Tramell’s prediction was spot on. Satou Sablly is averaging 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 3.9 assists through 25 games this season. Sabally’s breakout season was all put together last Friday night against the Washington Mystics.
The Wings all-star put together a Triple Double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. That effort was the first triple-double since the Wings moved to Dallas in 2016.
After the game, Coach Trammell said:
“We better start talking about putting her name in the MVP talk and a lot of other categories because she’s getting it done.”
Ten minutes later, during her post-game press conference, Sabally kept it short when responding to her coach’s comments by simply saying:
Despite the WNBA season having over a month and a half left, Satou Sabally has already played a career-high 25 games.
For Sabally, to be having her breakout season and now breakout performance here in Dallas means a lot.
“They [The Wings] drafted me during Covid; to be able to do that in a Wings jersey means everything to me. “
Now that the Former Oregon Duck is fully healthy for the first time since her days in Eugene, we are finally starting to see her full potential unlock.