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Chiney Ogwumike's Bio

About Chiney Ogwumike

Career Highlights:

  • WNBA All-Star (2014, 2018)
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2014)

Transactions:

  • No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft (Connecticut)
  • Traded to Los Angeles in 2019 for a 2020 First Round Pick

2019 (Los Angeles):

  • Appeared in 32 games, started in 14
  • Averaged 49.4% from the field, 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals, in 21.8 minutes per game
  • Posted five double-doubles
  • Season-high 26 points against New York on June 15
  • Career-high four assists against New York – June 15

2018 (Connecticut):

  • Appeared and started in all 31 games, averaging 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game
  • Averaged a career-high shooting 60.3 percent from the field
  • Logged nine points in 17 minutes of action in her first WNBA game in two years after sitting out the 2017 season with an injury
  • Registered a new career-high of 30 points in a loss to Seattle on June 30
  • Helped Connecticut finish fourth in the league with a 21-13 record

2017 (Connecticut):

  • Missed the season recovering from an Achilles tendon surgery while playing in China during the offseason

2016 (Connecticut):

  • Appeared in 33 games with 18 starts and was named the AP Comeback Player of the Year
  • Averaged 12.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game
  • Closed the season with 17 straight double-figure scoring games, tying the fourth-longest streak in franchise history
  • Averaged 16.9 points and 9.2 rebounds with seven 20-point games and all eight double-doubles during streak from July 7 to Sept. 18
  • Notched a career-high 26 points and seven blocks with 15 rebounds against Dallas on July 20

2015 (Connecticut):

  • Missed the season rehabilitating from surgery on her right knee

2014 (Connecticut):

  • Was named the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • Appeared in 31 games with 31 starts, averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game
  • Missed one game to attend graduation at Stanford and two games with an abscessed tooth
  • Finished with 123 offensive rebounds, tied for third most in franchise history
  • Scored in double figures 29 times in 31 games, including the first 15 of her career
  • Finished with 13 double-doubles, fifth highest in team history
  • Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against New York on June 29

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led Stanford to a 33-4 record, its 12th Final Four appearance and its sixth in seven years during her senior season
  • Three-time WBCA All-American
  • Also earned AP, ESPN and the USBWA All-American honors in her senior season
  • Earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons
  • Named Pac-12 Player of the Year as a junior and senior
  • Pac-10 Rookie of the Year in 2011
  • Finished her career with 2,737 points and 1,567, both of which are Stanford records
  • Her rebounding total ranks fifth all-time in NCAA history
  • Just the fifth player in Stanford history to collect 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds
  • Became the Pac-12 all-time leading rebounder on January 3, 2014, passing former Stanford teammate Kayla Pedersen
  • On March 22, 2014, became the Pac-12 all-time leading scorer, passing former Stanford star Candice Wiggins
  • 2013-14 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Won third gold medal with USA Basketball at the FIBA 3×3 World Championships in August of 2013
  • Earned gold medal with USA Basketball at 2011 World University Games
  • Started all six games and led U.S. with 67.6 shooting percentage
  • Member of the USA Basketball U18 National Team that captured gold at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship
  • Was the tournament’s leading shooter (60.9 fgp) and led the U.S. team in scoring (13.2 ppg)

PERSONAL:

  • Born Chinenye Ogwumike in Tomball, Texas
  • Daughter of Peter and Ify Ogwumike
  • Older sister Nneka also starred at Stanford before going on to play for the Los Angeles Sparks
  • Has two younger sisters, Olivia and Erica
  • Relative Gabe Muoneke has played professionally in the NBA and NBDL as well as overseas and for the 2006 FIBA World Championship Nigerian National Team
  • Was a two-year captain in both volleyball and basketball at Cy-Fair High
  • Was a four-year letter winner in both sports
  • Led Bobcats to 2008 and 2010 Class 5A state championships
  • Cy-Fair also reached the 5A finals in 2007, and was a semifinalist in 2009
  • Naismith and Morgan Wooten National Player of the Year
  • USA Today, Gatorade, ESPN Rise and MaxPreps.com National Player of the Year in 2010
  • Gatorade Texas Player of the Year in 2010
  • Collected 2,509 points and 1,588 rebounds during high school career
  • Averaged 22.9 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game as a senior
  • At Stanford, wrote and helped perform two singles, “N-E-R-D-S (#NerdAnthem) in her senior season and “Nerd City Kids” along with her sister Nneka in 2012
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