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Michaela Onyenwere's Bio

About Michaela Onyenwere

2021: Selected sixth overall in the 2021 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty.

COLLEGE: Four-year letter winner for the UCLA Bruins…As a senior in 2020-21, averaged 19.1 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 42.1%, leading UCLA to a Sweet Sixteen appearance… Finished her collegiate career as fourth overall leading scorer in program history (1,888 points)…Named a Third-Team All-American by AP and USBWA in two consecutive seasons (2019-20, 2020-21)…As a junior, started all 35 games, leading UCLA in scoring with 18.3 points per game while recording 8.5 rebounds per game…Averaged 18.3 points during her sophomore campaign in 2018-19…Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team in 2017-18.

INTERNATIONAL: Earned a Silver Medal for Team USA in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.…Started in all five games and averaged 10.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game to help the USA to a 4-1 record…Competed at the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s 3×3 Minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colo…Participated in training camp for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in Miami ahead of the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup.

PERSONAL: Born on August 10,1999…Daughter of Edith and Peter Onyenwere…Has one younger brother, U.K. and three older brothers, Zach, Patrick and Jordan…Her father competed in the Olympics in track and field for Nigeria and ran track at the University of Missouri…Attended Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo…Helped Grandview secure the 2017 Colorado 5A State Championship…During her senior year (2016-17), she was named Ms. Colorado Basketball, the 5A Girl’s Basketball Player of the Year and the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year for the third straight year…Also named a 2017 McDonald’s All-American.

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