- Miramonte High School (2016)
- Walnut Creek, California
USA Basketball Notes
- Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
- Member of the 2014 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 7-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in the Czech Republic. Started one game and saw action in all seven. Averaged 4.0 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. Finished with a team-high 15 steals and a team second-best 16 assists.
- Member of the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team, one of two applicant athletes selected to the team; started in all five games of the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship that was played June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico, and averaged 3.4 ppg., 3.8 rpg. and 2.0 apg. to help the USA to a 5-0 record, a gold medal and a berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
High School Honors
- American Family Insurance USA Today All-USA California second team.
- Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore Player of the Year (2014).
- San Francisco Gate All-Metro first team (2014) and third team (2013).
- Contra Costa Times All-Area (2014).
- Lamorinda Weekly Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP (2014) and All-League second team (2013).
- MaxPreps Division III MVP.
High School Notes
- Has played two varsity seasons at Miramonte High School in Orinda, California.
- Has started in all 62 career games and lists career totals of 1,050 points, 388 rebounds, 257 assists, 255 steals and 38 blocked shots.
- Lists career shooting percentages of 51.1 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from 3-point 73.2 percent from the line.
- Owns school record for single-season scoring (598) and single-game scoring (40 points).
- As a sophomore in 2013-14, helped her team to a 30-2 record.
- As a freshman in 2012-13, started in 14 of 29 games and averaged 13.8 ppg., 3.9 apg. and 3.9 spg. to help her team to a 27-3 record and a Northern California Section Division II runner-up finish.
- Finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and five steals as Miramonte won 69-55 against Arch Bishop Mitty High School and USA head coach Sue Phillips in 2012-13.
- Plays in the summers for the Cal Stars, has since the third grade.
- Born on Dec. 6, 1997, in her hometown of Walnut Creek, California, to Liliana Butas and Dan Ionescu; has two brothers, Andrei Ionescu (25) and Edward Ionescu (16).
- Last name is pronounced, yah-ness-coo.
- Started playing basketball when she was 3 years old.
- Is ambidextrous and wears No. 20, because it was the first number I every played with, so I stuck with it.
- Favorite sport other than basketball: Volleyball.
- Favorite foods: Lasagna and Chipotle.
- Favorite class: P.E.
- Favorite basketball player: Kevin Durant.
- Favorite basketball team: Golden State Warriors.
- Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
- Must-have pregame meal or snack: Candy.
- Piece of clothing you cannot live without: Basketball shorts.
- Most impressive person you have met: Stephen Curry.
- Away from the court you enjoy: Playing more basketball or helping around the gym.
- Most people do not know: I have a twin brother.
- Superstitious about: Wearing my good-luck headband named, “Good Luck Charlie.”