Chiney Ogwumike

Position: Forward
Height: 6-3 • 191 cms
Weight:  174 lbs • 79 kgs
School: Stanford University '14
Hometown: Cypress, Texas

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Named to the 2011 USA World University Games Team on Aug. 3, 2011.
  • Member of the 2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team that compiled a perfect 5-0, earned the 2010 FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the USA for the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged team-highs of 13.2 ppg. and 7.4 rpg., while shooting 60.9 percent from the field.
  • Participated in 2008 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team trials.

College Honors:

  • NCAA Tournament All-Spokane Regional Team (2011).
  • Full Court Press Freshman All-America (2011).
  • All-Pacific-10 Conference Team (2011).
  • All-Pac-10 All-Defensive Team (2011).
  • All-Pac-10 Tournament Team (2011).
  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2011).

College Notes:

  • As a freshman in 2010-11, Stanford went 33-3, including a perfect 18-0 in conference play to capture the Pac-10 regular season title, won the Pac-10 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Final Four; started all 35 games played and averaged 11.7 ppg. and a team-high (tie) 8.0 rpg., while shooting 57.4 percent from the field.
  • Led the Cardinal in steals with 52.
  • Averaged a double-double of 14.5 ppg. and a team-high 10.0 rpg. in the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, and posted 12.2 ppg. and a team-best 9.6 rpg. in her five 2011 NCAA Tournament games.
  • Produced 11 double-doubles as a freshman.
  • Posted career-highs of 21 points twice, last versus Arizona (3/11/11) and 15 rebounds twice, last versus Gonzaga (3/28/11).

High School Notes:

  • Attended Cy-Fair High School (Texas), where she recorded 2,509 points and 1,588 rebounds in her four-year career.
  • Averaged 22.9 ppg., 13.9 rpg., 3.5 spg. and 2.1 bpg. as a senior in 2009-10, leading her team to a 36-1 record, a Texas Class 5A state championship and a No. 6 national ranking in the final USA Today Super 25.
  • Naismith National High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Morgan Wooten Player of the Year, was the National Player of the Year by USA Today, Gatorade, ESPN Rise and (2010).
  • Parade Magazine co-Player of the Year (2010).
  • All-America first team by Parade Magazine, USA Today, ESPN Rise and (2010).
  • WBCA and McDonald's High School All-American (2010).
  • Gatorade Texas Player of the Year (2010).
  • Scored a game-high 24 points for the White team in the 2010 WBCA All-American Game as the game's MVP.
  • Led Cy-Fair to the 2009 Texas Class 5A state semifinals as a junior.
  • Helped Cy-Fair capture the 2008 Texas Class 5A title.
  • Also was a star volleyball player at Cy-Fair.
  • Served as her school's student body president and graduated No. 2 in her class of 697.
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Superintendent Student Leadership Committee.

Personal Notes:

  • 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.

The Inside scoop:

  • Has post-basketball ambitions of: earning her JD/MBA degree and working in sports business/marketing.
  • Has worked as a: receptionist, summer camp counselor and referee.
  • Is learning: Spanish.
  • Favorite takeout food: French fries.
  • When she was five, wanted to be: an Olympic track runner.
  • If she could live in any city, it would be: Paris, New York or L.os Angeles.
  • Next big purchase will be: an iPad.
  • Plays the: piano.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Lisa Leslie.
  • Strangest place ever played basketball: a dining hall.
  • Most impressive people ever met: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Condoleezza Rice.
  • Most people don't know: she is a master of Dance Dance Revolution.
  • First basketball memory: trying out for her AAU team, which she says was pure humiliation.
  • This right-hander wears No. 13 because: no one wanted that number so she wanted to make it her own.

USA Basketball  Statistics:

2010 U18
28- 46
0- 0
10- 19
37/ 7.4

College Statistics:

166- 289
0- 0
77- 123
281/ 8.0
409/ 11.7