Nicky Anosike

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Nicky Anosike
Nicky Anosike.jpg
WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks  – No. 55
Forward / Center
Born (1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 28)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
College Tennessee
Draft 16th overall, 2008
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2008–2010)
Washington Mystics (2011)
Los Angeles Sparks (2012–present)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (2009)

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

Personal[edit]

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.[2] She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored one point.[3] Her younger brother, O. D. Anosike, plays pro basketball for Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.[4]

College[edit]

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.

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 an 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]

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Awards and achievements[edit]

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