Kristine Anigwe

  • Center
  • 6-4
  • 185
  • Desert Vista High School (2015)
  • Phoenix, Arizona

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA U17 World 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. Saw action in all seven games and averaged 9.3 ppg. and 5.6 rpg.
  • Tied the USA Women's U17 single-game rebounding record with 14 rebounds in the USA's win over Hungary in the semifinals on July 5, 2014.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to California.

High School Honors

  • Arizona Preps Girls Player of the Year (2014).
  • American Family Insurance USA Today All-USA Arizona first team (2014).
  • Arizona Girls All-Star Team Underclassman (2014).
  • Arizona Republic All-Arizona Girls Team (2013 and 2014) and honorable mention (2012).
  • All-Division first team (2013).
  • Tempe All-City girls basketball team (2012 and 2013).

High School Notes

  • Has played three varsity seasons at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Has started in 72 of 86 games played and has compiled career totals of 974 points, 678 rebounds and 42 assists.
  • Lists career games of: 25 points, 17 rebounds three steals and three blocks in the 2014 state championship game versus Westview High School; 32 points 10 rebounds and two steals opponent against Gilbert High School; and 24 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks versus Ironwood Ridge High School.
  • As a junior in 2013-14, averaged 16.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 1.3 spg. and 2.3 bpg. to help her team to a 30-2 record and a Division I state championship; shot 60.0 percent from the field.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, started in 23 of 29 games and averaged 12.1 ppg., 10.6 rpg. and 1.4 bpg. to help her team to an 18-11 record and the second round of the state playoffs; shot 59.0 percend from the field.
  • As a freshman in 2011-12, played in started in six of 31 games and averaged 5.7 ppg. and 6.6 rpg. to help her team to a 25-7 record.
  • Also played volleyball as a freshman.
  • Plays in the summer for AZ Elite Basketball.

Personal Notes

  • Born on March 31, 1997, in London, England, to Annette and Christopher Anigwe; has two brothers, Christopher (18), Christian (13), and one sister, Krystal (15).
  • Scholar athlete as a freshman.
  • Started playing basketball in the seventh grade.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: Volleyball and track.
  • Favorite food: Mac and Cheese.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite social media account: @sportscenter.
  • Most played song: “Trophies” by Drake.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with chocolate milk.
  • Piece of clothing you cannot live without: Running shorts.
  • Top movie: Frozen.
  • Best player you have faced: Kylie Butler, my former teammate. She always challenged me.
  • Most impressive person you have met: My mom, because she is a very hard worker and never gives up.
  • This right hander wears No. 33, because 31 always was taken, and I didn’t want to keep changing my number.
  • Away from the court enjoys: Hanging out with friend and family or eating.
  • Most people do not know: I love reading.
  • The most interesting place you have visited: London, it was very peaceful.