Ruthy Hebard’s 2023 Season in Review


Height: 6-4

Position: F

Years Pro: 3

College/Country: Oregon/United States

Drafted: Chicago Sky (No. 8 overall in 2020)

2023 SEASON OVERVIEW: Though she missed the first half of the season on the WNBA’s maternity return list, Hebard stepped in at the midway point of the season and made an impact for the Sky right away.

In her fourth season with the Sky, Hebard averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 boards in 19 games. Though she played in a career-low 9.2 minutes per game, Hebard’s per-minute efficiency was apparent. Hebard ranked third on the team in scoring per 36 minutes and per 100 possessions, only behind Kahleah Copper and Marina Mabrey.

Making her 2023 season debut on July 9 at home against Atlanta, Hebard wound up playing in 19 games for the Sky this season and shooting 58.5% from the floor.

After easing into the rotation, Hebard scored her first points of the season against the Phoenix Mercury on July 20, finishing with five points and six rebounds. She proceeded to average 7.3 points over her next three appearances.

Hebard closed out the season on a high note, including a season-high 10 points on September 8 in a critical win over the Minnesota Lynx. During the Sky’s playoff push from August 22 to September 8, she averaged 5.3 points and shot 61.9% from the floor in just 10.3 minutes per game.


  • July 20 — Pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Phoenix
  • July 30 — Blocked a season-high two shots
  • Aug. 11 — Reached 200 career defensive rebounds
  • Aug. 11 — Tied a season high in rebounds with six against New York
  • Sept. 8 — Scored a season-high 10 points against Minnesota