Nnemkadi Ogwumike

Position: Forward
Height: 6-2 / 189 cms
Weight: 188 lbs / 85 kgs
WNBA Team: Los Angeles Sparkls
School: Stanford University '12
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
Twitter: @Nnemkadi30

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Honors: 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2011 World University Games, 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.
  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • Member of the 2011 USA World University Games Team that finished with a 6-0 record and won gold in Shenzhen, China.
  • The youngest member of the 2010 USA Select Team that trained with and scrimmaged against the 2010 USA National Team in Connecticut in April 2010.
  • Member of the a 2009 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team that earned an 8-1 mark en route to the gold medal in Bangkok, Thailand; scored 22 points and hauled in 20 rebounds as the U.S. downed Spain 87-71 in the gold medal game en route to earning tournament MVP honors. Ranked seventh overall in scoring (13.6 ppg.) and third for rebounding (9.9 rpg.) among the 16-team U19 field.
  • Member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that went 5-0, won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Helped the USA Red Team to a 3-2 record and bronze medal at the 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 1 by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2012
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2013
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2012
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2012
  • Averaged 14.6 ppg. and 7.6 rpg. in 2013 to help lead the Sparks to a 24-10 record and the WNBA playoffs.
  • Competed in 2012-13 for CCC Polkowice (Poland), which finished sixth in the EuroLeague, and was named EuroLeague Week 13 MVP.

College Notes:

  • In her four years, the Cardinal posted a 137-12 overall record (.919), captured four Pacific-10/12 Conference regular season crowns and four Pac-10/12 Tournament titles, advanced to four NCAA Final Fours and played in the 2010 championship game.
  • NCAA All-Final Four Team (2010), NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Wade Trophy and Naismith Award finalist (2011, 2012).
  • John R. Wooden All-American and John R. Wooden Award finalist (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Associated Press All-America first team (2012) and second team (2011).
  • USBWA All-American (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • State Farm/WBCA All-American (2011).
  • Pac-10/12 Player of the Year (2010, 2012), All-Pac-10/12 (2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 Tournament MVP (2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 All-Tournament Team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Pac-10/12 All-Defensive honorable mention (2011, 2012) and Pac-10/12 All-Freshman Team (2009).

Personal Notes:

  • Born Nnemkadi Ogwumike on July 2, 1990, in Tomball, Texas, but goes by "Nneka."
  • Daughter of Ify and Peter Ogwumike; has three younger sisters, fellow World University Games finalist Chiney, Chisom and Erinma.
  • Relative, Gabe Muoneke, has played for the Nigerian National Team, the NBDL and several NBA summer league teams.
  • Also played volleyball in high school.
  • Sister Chiney has won gold medals on the 2012 USA 3x3 World Championship, 2011 USA World University and 2010 USA U18 National teams.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 WUG
6/ 6
32- 49
.653
0- 0
.---
15- 19
.789
34/ 5.7
79/ 13.2
9
5
9
2009 U19
9/ 9
48- 86
.558
0- 1
.000
26- 45
.578
89/ 9.9
122/ 13.6
5
2
11
2008 U18
5/ 5
27- 40
.675
0- 1
.000
9- 18
.500
40/ 8.0
63/ 12.6
4
1
8
2007 YDF
5/ 3
20- 46
.435
5- 14
.357
19- 28
.679
50/ 10.0
64/ 12.8
7
11
15
Totals
25/23
95- 172
.552
5- 16
.313
54- 91
.593
179/ 9.4
249/ 13.1
16
14
34

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
34/34
192- 339
.566
2- 5
.400
109- 132
.826
258/ 7.6
495/ 14.6
45
33
50
2012
33/33
178- 333
.535
1- 7
.143
105- 143
.734
247/ 7.5
462/ 14.0
40
29
46
Totals
67/67
370- 672
.551
3- 12
.250
214- 275
.778
505/ 7.5
957/ 14.3
85
62
96

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011-12
36/36
307- 561
.547
4-17
.235
191- 230
.830
368/ 10.2
809/ 22.5
63
40
49
2010-11
33/33
231- 394
.586
2- 9
.222
112- 148
.757
251/ 7.6
576/ 17.5
39
18
31
2009-10
38/38
266- 445
.598
0- 2
.000
172- 226
.761
376/ 9.9
704/ 18.5
53
17
33
2008-09
38/38
266- 445
.598
0- 2
.000
172- 226
.761
376/ 9.9
704/ 18.5
53
17
33
Totals
76/52
427- 701
.609
0- 2
.000
252- 340
.741
607/ 8.0
1106/ 14.6
92
30
49