|WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks – No. 55|
|Forward / Center|
February 27, 1986 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|Draft||16th overall, 2008
|Minnesota Lynx (2008–2010)
Washington Mystics (2011)
Los Angeles Sparks (2012–present)
|Awards and honors|
|1× WNBA All-Star (2009)|
Anosike was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Staten Island where she attended St. Peter's High School for Girls. Anosike was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored one point. Her younger brother, O. D. Anosike, plays pro basketball for Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.
Anosike attended college at Tennessee and graduated in 2008. While at Tennessee Anosike won back to back National Champions in 2007 and 2008. She was teammates with Candace Parker, Shannon Bobbitt, and Alexis Hornbuckle.
Anosike was named to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2005 U19 World's Championship, held in Tunis, Tunisia, in July and August 2007. Anosike averaged 11.4 points per game helping her team to an 7–0 record and a gold medal.
Following her collegiate career she declared for the WNBA Draft
Anosike was selected in the 2nd round with the 16th overall pick of the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. She was selected right after her college teammate Shannon Bobbitt who was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks where her other teammate Candace Parker will play. In Minnesota she started all the games for the Lynx while the first round pick, Candice Wiggins, came off the bench also winning the 6th Woman of the Year Award. Anosike was selected to the 2009 West All Star Team as a reserve, along with former teammate Charde Houston.
Anosike was traded to the Washington Mystics on April 9, 2011.
Awards and achievements
- WNBA Player Profile
- "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014.
- "O. D. Anosike Basketball Profile". EuroBasket. Sports IT. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
- "2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship". FIBA. Retrieved 12 Oct 2013.
- "SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 12 Oct 2013.
- "FIFTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES – 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
- Lynx Select Anosike and houston in 2008 WNBA Draft
- Career Stats and Totals
- Washington Mystics Trade Nicky Anosike To L.A. Sparks For Natasha Lacy, Latoya Pringle
- Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster