New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu led the way in WNBA jersey sales this season, and Seattle Storm was the first to sell team supplies, the league announced Thursday.
Ionescu, in his second season, helped Liberty come back from their disappointing 2020 season and reach the playoffs in 2021. As the No. 8 seed, they play Phoenix Mercury in the first round of the WNBA playoffs Thursday night (22:00 ET, ESPN2). Liberty went just 0-2 in 2020. The first round this year is singles elimination.
Rounding out the top five in jersey sales are Storm’s Sue Bird, Mercury’s Diana Taurasi, Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson and Storm’s Breanna Stewart. In 2020, Ionescu’s was the fourth best-selling jersey.
Minnesota’s Maya Moore is back on the No. 8 list. The four-time WNBA champion has been on a break from the WNBA since 2019 to focus on criminal justice reforms in America.
Following the Storm in the top five in team merchandise were Liberty, Ace, Mercury and Chicago Sky.
The league also announced that its orange WNBA logo hoodie was the best-selling item on WNBAStore.com for the second season in a row.
Earlier this week, the WNBA announced that DICK’S Sporting Goods had in future been named the league’s official retail partner to promote “women’s sports, youth participation and player development.”