Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally leaped into the same conversation with the top players in the WNBA after her breakout 2023 campaign.
In her fourth WNBA season, Sabally averaged 18.6 points 8.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 1.8 steals. All of those are career highs for the former Oregon Duck.
Those efforts would be rewarded with the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award which Sabally received in late September.
Health was the biggest key this season from Sabally who played 38 games which is by far her most in one season after playing just 44 games in her previous three seasons combined.
Sunday afternoon, Satou Sabally received another honor after she was named to the All-WNBA first team.
Joining Sabally on the first team are league MVP Breanna Stewart, Alyssa Thomas, A’ja Wilson, and Napheesa Collier.
Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb had high praise for Sabally during his exit interview earlier this month
“I think folks finally got to see what we knew was there with Satou, which is a completely unique dynamic type of player that has the size to be effective inside and the athletic ability to be effective on the outside,” Bibb said.
This offseason will be an interesting one for Sabally who is a restricted free agent and should be getting a max contract from the Wings at some point before the 2024 season begins.
2023 was just a sign of what’s to come from Satou Sabally who showed that she can be a true superstar in this league and the Dallas Wings hope that star continues to shine in their uniform.