Current Team: Dallas Wings | #0
Draft: 2020 | Oregon | 1st round (2nd Pick)
Key Accolades: All-Rookie (2020)
The Down Low
She also sported this custom hoodie, representing her U.S., German, and Gambian origins, which said "More Than an Athlete" in German. It was a fitting message to start her WNBA career. During the 2020 season, Satou served as the youngest member on the Social Justice Council and used her platform to promote racial justice. Following one game, she refused to answer media questions to focus attention instead on the shooting of Jacob Blake (trigger warning: link to interview with Jacob Blake where footage of the shooting is shown.)
On the court, Satou is often referred to as a "unicorn." What makes her a unicorn? She's a big who can still handle and pass the ball with ease, a unique skill set among the league. And if you can set yourself apart from an elite league of 144 athletes, that's impressive.
I definitely want my legacy to be a championship. I want my legacy to be the fight for justice, and I want people to talk about the leader and the winner that I am.
More on Satou
- WNBA rookie Satou Sabally is soaking it all up in the bubble (Sean Hurd, The Undefeated)
- Satou Sabally is a Unicorn (Erica Ayala, Sports Illustrated)
- Satou Sabally: WNBA Flying Forward (Dani Bar-Lavi, Queen Ballers Club)
- The WNBA is getting more than a star in Satou Sabally (Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated)
- ‘I’m here for a reason’: Satou Sabally captures WNBA with her game and her voice (Dorothy Gentry, The Athletic)