The No. 2 pick is a Rookie of the Year candidate for the Dallas Wings—and a political firebrand off the court
On her draft night, Satou Sabally told everyone she felt amazing. The truth is, she felt anything but.
“I felt stressed out. I woke up and I was stressed,” Sabally says. Ahead of her were interviews galore, including with NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Sabally also had to prepare her space for the first-ever WNBA virtual draft and pick her outfit, of course.
Eventually Sabally settled in and pulled off a flawless and unapologetically Gambian and German look. By day, she wore a custom hoodie that read “Mehr als ein Athlet,” which is German for “More Than an Athlete.” By night, she wore a stunning suit designed by African-inspired clothing line Kutula. The women-run company also provided the tapestries for her backdrop.