Nnemkadi Ogwumike

Born Jul 2, 1990
Nationality United States United States
Nickname Nneka

Nnemkadi Ogwumike is a professional American basketball player in the WNBA. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, a WNBA champion, and a WNBA MVP. This 6’2” player currently plays in the power forward position for the Los Angeles Sparks.

In her senior year, Ogwumike led the Cypress-Fairbanks High School basketball team to the 5A State Championship. She was also instrumental in helping the Stanford University women’s basketball team reach the Final Four 4 times.

In the 2012 WNBA Draft, Ogwumike was the first overall pick of the Los Angeles Sparks. During her debut season, she set a career-high 20 rebounds. She was also named the WNBA Rookie of the Year.

She was named as WNBA All-Star during the 2014 Season and had an average of 15.8 points per game. Ogwumike re-signed with the Sparks in 2016 and was named the AP WNBA Player of the Year as well as the Most Valuable Player. She was elected as WNBA Players Association President in 2016.

She was named into the WNBA All-Star Game again during the 2017 Season. Ogwumike was named into the 2018 WNBA All-Star game but she was unable to play due to fatigue.

Career Accomplishments:

• Gold medalist, 2014 Turkey Olympic Games• Gold medalist, 2018 Spain Olympic Games• Gold medalist, 2011 Shenzhen Universiade• Gold medalist, 2009 Bangkok U19 World Championship• WNBA champion (2016)• WNBA MVP (2016)• WNBA Rookie of the Year (2012)• WNBA All-Rookie Team (2012)• 5-time WNBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017, 2018)• All-WNBA First Team (2016)• 2-time All-WNBA Second Team (2014, 2017)• 3-time WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017)• WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2018)• 2017 Euroleague champion• Polish National League champion (2013)

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