Nicky Anosike

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Nicky Anosike
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Personal information
Born (1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 32)
Brooklyn, New York
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Peter's (Staten Island, New York)
CollegeTennessee (2004–2008)
WNBA draft2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2008–present
PositionForward / Center
Career history
2008–2010Minnesota Lynx
2011Washington Mystics
2012Los Angeles Sparks
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Nkolika "Nicky" Nonyelum Anosike (born February 27, 1986) is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA, most recently with the Los Angeles Sparks.[1]


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.[2] Her younger brother, O. D. Anosike, plays pro basketball for Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.[3]


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.

Tennessee statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004-05 Tennessee 35 233 36.8% 0.0% 65.7% 6.1 1.4 1.4 0.9 6.7
2005-06 Tennessee 36 255 51.0% 0.0% 71.2% 5.4 1.5 1.4 1.3 7.1
2006-07 Tennessee 37 278 42.7% 0.0% 60.0% 6.2 1.6 1.3 1.1 7.5
2007-08 Tennessee 38 333 45.6% 0.0% 62.5% 7.3 2.1 1.7 1.1 8.8
Career 146 1099 44.1% 0.0% 65.0% 6.3 1.7 1.5 1.1 7.5

USA Basketball[edit]

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.[5] Anosike averaged 11.4 points per game helping her team to a 7–0 record and a gold medal.[6]

Anosike played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[7]

WNBA career[edit]

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.[8] 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[9] 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.

On February 23, 2012, Anosike was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks.[10]


Awards and achievements[edit]


  1. ^ WNBA Player Profile
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "O. D. Anosike Basketball Profile". EuroBasket. Sports IT. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "NCAA Statistics". Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship". FIBA. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Fifteenth Pan American Games -- 2007". USA Basketball. Nov 19, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Minnesota Lynx Select Center Nicky Anosike and Forward Charde Houston in the 2008 WNBA Draft - OurSports Central". Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Career Stats and Totals
  10. ^ "Washington Mystics Trade Nicky Anosike To L.A. Sparks For Natasha Lacy, Latoya Pringle". Swish Appeal. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster

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