The Sabrina who is showing off her jump shot to CP3 before the two ballers get transformed into cardboard cutouts of themselves in the quirky 30-second spot is none other than Sabrina Ionescu, an all-around talent who is one of the WNBA’s up-and-coming stars. Ionescu, 23, is a Walnut Creek, California native who played college ball at the University of Oregon. Over four years with the Ducks, she averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists per contest, per GoDucks.com. She also led the school to a Final Four appearance, as well as a Pac-12 championship.
In 2020, she was named the Naismith and AP Player of the Year. She also concluded her collegiate career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in career triple-doubles. For her efforts, she was selected by the New York Liberty with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic and an ankle injury conspired to end her rookie campaign after she had played just three games. However, she is already making up for the lost time in 2020-21. During a May 2021 game against the Minnesota Lynx, she recorded the first triple-double in team history, logging 26 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. As noted by Sports Illustrated, the performance also made her the youngest player in WNBA history to record a triple-double. If State Farm wanted a legitimate basketball prodigy to bring legitimacy to a commercial, Sabrina Ionescu was a perfect choice.