Draft Dreams: Nnemkadi Ogwumike
Welcome to the Tulsa Shock's 2012 WNBA Draft Preview. The Shock hold the fourth overall pick in the 2012 Draft this spring. Leading up to the draft, we will highlight the top prospects and see how each of them could fit in with the Shock's current roster.
Hometown: Cypress, Texas
2012 Wooden and Naismith Award watch lists
2011-12 Associated Press Preseason All-America Team
2010-11 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team
2010-11 All-America Teams of Associated Press, USBWA, and Wooden Award
2010-11 Finalist for Wade Trophy, Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy
2010-11 All-Pac-10 Team and Pac-10 All-Defensive Team honorable mention
2010-11 Most Outstanding Player at Pac-10 and Spokane Regional
2009-10 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team
2009-10 Associated Press All-America Second Team
2009-10 Pac-10 Player of the Year
2009-10 All-Pac-10 Team
2009-10 Pac-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Sacramento Regional MVP
2009-10 All-Final Four Team
2009-10 Finalist for Wade Trophy and John R. Wooden Award
STATS (through Feb 6):
2011-12: 22.0 pts/10.9 rebs/1.1 stls/53.5 FG%/80.8 FT% (Through 21 games)
Career: 15.4 pts/7.9 rebs/60.1 FG%/74.6 FT%
HOW SHE FITS
Entering her senior season on the Wooden and Naismith pre-season watch list, Stanford's Nnemkad Ogwumike has been considered the sure-bet first overall pick in this upcoming draft for the past two seasons. Despite the expectations, Ogwumike has not dissappointed, having one of the all-time great seasons in Stanford history to cap off a collegiate career that will see her re-write her school's record books. Through February 12, Ogwumike is has recorded five double-doubles, seven 20-plus point games, three 30-plus points games and career best 42 poitns against sixth-ranked Tennessee in December.
Ogwumike is averaging a monster double-double this season at 22.0 points and 10.9 rebounds (through 21 games) while shooting 53.5 percent from the field which despite being outstanding, is actually signiciantly below her 60.1 percent shooting through her first three collegiate years. Her verstality on the wings and the post would make her a fit on any time in the WNBA next season.
Samantha Prahalis - Ohio State