Satou Sabally Biography – WNBA Star

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Satou Sabally is a professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA. Image Source: Satou Sabally's Instagram.

If you have been following WNBA for the past few years, you would immediately recognize Satou Sabally. Born Isatou Sabally, she is an American-born German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA as a small forward. In addition, she also plays for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Super League.

Sabally entered the 2020 WNBA draft and was selected as the second pick overall in the first round. However, since it has only been two years since her professional career started, many might not know about the small forward. So, let’s learn about Satou Sabally, including her net worth, career, salary, family, and more in this biography.

Has Six Siblings

The WNBA star was born on April 25, 1998, to her parents, Heike Krone and Jerreh Sabally, in New York City. Satou Sabally’s father, Jerreh, is a Gambian and her mother, Heike, is a German. Satou is the third-oldest daughter of seven children. Her sister, Nyara Sabally, is a professional basketball player at the New York Liberty of the WNBA. Likewise, her brother, Lamin Sabally, plays for the University of Texas at San Antonio.


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At the age of two, Satou’s family moved to the Gambia and then later to Berlin, where she attended Rotteck Gymnasium high school. Along with her sister, Nyara, the 1998-born forward attended the University of Oregon in Eugene. She earned a bachelor’s degree in general social sciences– crime, law, and society, with a minor in legal studies. She graduated in three years with honors.

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Satou Sabally Net Worth And Career

Although it has only been about two years since her debut as a professional, the WNBA star has proved herself to be a promising player and is making a good name for herself. She must be bagging a hefty amount from her career. Likewise, Satou Sabally’s net worth must be a huge amount.

The talented forward announced that she would enter the 2020 WNBA draft in February 2020, despite having one remaining season of college eligibility. Dallas Wings drafted her as the 2nd overall pick in the first round. Satou was named to the 2020 AP All-Rookie team during her rookie season and was named to the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game in her second season.

Aside from her career in WNBA, the American-born German signed with Fenerbahçe for the 2020–21 season. She won the Turkish Super League championship and placed third in the EuroLeague. As a result, she extended her contract with Fenerbahçe for a year more.

According to Spotrac, Satou signed a 3-year contract worth $213,597 with the Dallas Wings that includes an annual average salary of $71,199. Now, let’s take a look at her estimated earnings from the WNBA team that she will be receiving in upcoming years, as presented below.

Year Base Salary Total Earnings
2020-21 $68,000 $68,000
2021-22 $69,300 $137,300
2022-23 $76,297 $213,597
2023-24 $86,701 $300,298

Table Source: Spotrac

Apart from salary, Satou also earns from endorsements. She is one of numerous WNBA players to sign endorsement deals with the beauty brand Alaffia, a social enterprise that provides work for over 12 thousand women in Togo. So, considerably, Satou Sabally’s net worth must be massive.

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Does Satou Sabally Have A Lover?

Satou has undoubtedly gained immense fame in her career. The prominence has resulted in many people wanting to know about her personal life, especially her love life. Well, in 2020, Sabally was reportedly in a blissful romantic relationship with football star Jalen Jelks.

Satou Sabally’s boyfriend is also a professional basketball player who plays for the Washington Commanders as a defensive end. Furthermore, both of them attended the University of Oregon in Eugene and were members of the basketball teams. So who knows the couple might have met at college.

According to The Athletic, Satou called it “a fairytale” that she and her lover were both drafted by professional teams in Dallas. Furthermore, while Sabally was there, the couple volunteered at Heroes Foundation and other charities.

Satou Sabally's boyfriend
It was reported that Satou Sabally was in a relationship with NBA star Jalen Jelks in 2020. Image Source: Satou Sabally’s Instagram.

On contrary, it seems like the duo prefers to keep their relationship out of the public eye. The duo does not post about each other on their social media handles. Moreover, it is even more confusing that Satou and Jalen do not follow each other on Instagram, yet the 1998-born follows the latter on Twitter. Could it be the couple has broken up?

Nonetheless, let’s hope the pair open up about their relationship details in the coming days. Sabally’s parents and siblings must be happy and proud of her achievements. As the WNBA star has a long way to go, her net worth is likely to ascend in the coming days. All in all, we hope to see Satou become more successful in the near future.

Trivia And Facts

  • Satou Sabally is a Muslim.
  • Her given name, Isatou is derived from the name of one of the wives of the prophet Muhammad, Aisha.