Onyeka Okongwu Declares For NBA Draft

Image Via USC Men Basketball Twitter

University of Southern California freshman star Onyeka Okongwu has decided to declare for the NBA Draft after a great freshmen season. Onyeka is currently one of the top prospects in the 2020 NBA Draft class. He is currently ranked the 6th overall prospect in the ESPN Top 100. If all goes well leading up to the NBA Draft, we should be hearing Onyeka name in the lottery.

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Via @RiceWBB Twitter

Erica Ogwumike won Conference USA Player of the Year as she led the Rice to Conference USA regular season and Conference Tournament titles. Erica averaged 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.6 SPG in helping Rice to an undefeated conference play during the regular season. Ogwumike becomes Rice’s first Conference USA Women Basketball Player of the Year. Also, if you couldn’t tell Erica is the younger sister of Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. The Ogwumike’s family is becoming a powerhouse in women basketball.

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Kristine Anigwe Makes History with 30-30 Game

Via @CalAthletics

Kristine Anigwe, University of California senior center, recorded 32 points (14/22 FG and 4/8 FT) and 30 rebounds in a win vs. Washington State. Anigwe becomes the first player in Division I college Women basketball with a 30 point and 30 rebound game in over fifteen years. She also tied the Pac-12 Conference single game record for rebounds in the process. Another crazy stat from this game is that Anigwe outrebounded the entire Washington State team 30 to 22. For the season Kristine is leading the NCAA leader in rebounds with 15.9 RPG and she ended the regular season with her 30th straight double-double.

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Ogunbowale Becomes Lady Irish All-Time Scoring Leader

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Arike added to her stellar career when she became the Women’s Notre Dame Basketball all-time scoring leader on Friday. She passed Skylar Diggins with 2,358 points and counting. Congrats to Arike on an amazing accomplishment. I’m excited to see how much more points Arike will add to her total before she plays her last game in South Bend.

Ifunanya Ibekwe’s Jersey Retired


On November 23rd, Ifunanya ‘Ify’ Ibekwe was inducted into the University of Arizona Women Basketball Ring of Honor. Ify played for the Wildcats from 2007 through 2011 where she had a great career. She was the last Wildcat to receive AP All-American honors (08-09, 10-11). Ibekwe was First-Team All-Pac-10 during her sophomore, junior, & senior seasons. Finally, Ibekwe won Defensive Player of Year during her final two seasons for the Wildcats. Ify still holds Arizona Wildcats records for most career rebounds (1,194), rebounds in a single season (352), most rebounds in a single game (22 vs ASU on 2/13/11), and career double-doubles (55) amongst others. It is evident that Ify was a defensive & rebounding prowess during her time at Arizona. But she is also the fourth all time leading scorer (1,653 points) in Arizona’s history as well. After a great college career, the Seattle Storm drafted Ibekwe in the 1st Rd of 2011 WNBA Draft. Ify’s jersey will be retired in the McKale Memorial Center forever. Congrats to Ify on receiving an amazing honor.


2018 NBA Draft


There were four Nigerian players drafted during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday including the number overall pick DeAndre Ayton to the Phoenix Suns. As you can see in the photo above, Ayton decided to show his love for his Nigerian roots inside of his suit.

Name Draft Pick Team Position University
DeAndre Ayton Phoenix Suns Rd 1, Pick 1 C Arizona
Josh Okogie Minnesota Timberwolves Rd 1, Pick 20 SG/SF Georgia Tech
Chimezie Metu San Antonio Spurs Rd 2, Pick 49 PR/C USC
Kostas Antetokounmpo Dallas Mavericks Rd 2, Pick 60 SF/PR Dayton

Check out Josh Okogie’s celebration with his family:

2018 NFL Draft – Naija Edition

Check out the Nigerian players that were drafted in last month NFL Draft. Best of luck to these guys in their career in the NFL.

Name Draft Pick Team Position University
Uchenna Nwosu Rd 2, Pick 47 Los Angeles Chargers OLB USC
Derrick Ndadi Rd 3, Pick 75 Kansas City Chiefs DT Florida State
Chukwuma Okorafor Rd 3, Pick 75 Pittsburgh Steelers OT Western Michigan
Joey Iyiegbuniwe Rd 4, Pick 115 Chicago Bears LB Western Kentucky
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Rd 5, Pick 160 Los Angeles Rams LB Oklahoma
Duke Eliofor Rd 6, Pick 177 Houston Texans DE Wake Forest
Folorunso Fatukasi Rd 6, Pick 180 New York Jets DT UConn
Foyesade Oluokun Rd 6, Pick 200 Atlanta Falcons LB Yale
Ade Aruna Rd 6, Pick 218 Minnesota Vikings DE Tulane

Uchenna Nwosu’s parents share their thoughts on their son getting drafted:

Ogunbowale Leads Notre Dame To National Championship

The 2018 NCAA Women Final Four was one for the ages. Notre Dame’s junior guard Arike Ogunbowale put on a show that fans all over the globe will never forget. Ogunbowale made two game winning buckets this weekend that gave the Notre Dame Lady Irish their second championship in the program history. On Friday night she did this to the then undefeated UConn Huskies team…

To follow up that shot, Arike out did herself in the Championship game against Mississippi State to win the National Championship..

We’re excited to see what Arike has in store for her senior season.