Tuesday, 5 May 2009
One to watch
Nneka Ogwumike (born July 2, 1990) is a basketball player at Stanford University. She is 6 foot 2 and plays the power forward position. She attended Cypress Fairbanks High School and led them to a 5A State Championship in her senior season.
Ogwumike chose Stanford over Baylor, Duke, Connecticut, Tennessee and Notre Dame. She was a member of USA Under 18 Team that won gold in Argentina on July 23-27, 2008. Nneka tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds in the championship game of the Under 18 Fiba Americas. She led team USA to a 5-0 undefeated record while leading the team in scoring and rebounding. She was named MVP of this tournament in Argentina.
Nneka has a sister, Chiney, who is a 6 foot 3 high school basketball player.