WNBA Draft Prospect: Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford
Nigerian-American Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford is expected to be the top overall pick when the WNBA draft draw will take placeÂ in Uncasville, ConnecticutÂ next Monday.
Ogwumike, who was third in the country in scoring this year (26.6 points per game) and fourth in field-goal percentage (60.8 percent), led the Cardinal to a 29-3 record in the regular season. However, Stanford lost to eventual winner UConn in the playoff.
She was also `honored as a member of The Associated Press women’s basketball All-America team for the second straight season, this time as a unanimous selection.Â
- Born Chinenye Ogwumike in Tomball, Texas, on March 21, 1992.
- Daughter of Ify and Peter Ogwumike; has three sisters: Nnemkadi, Olivia and Erica.
- Co-founded the “Step Up 2 A Reason” fundraising event to benefit underprivileged families in Houston.
- Nnemkadi (Nneka) is an All-American basketball player at Stanford who played on USA Basketball’s 2009 U19 World Championship Team and 2008 U18 National Team, both of which won gold medals, and was a member of the 2010 USA Select Team that trained alongside the USA National Team in April.