Nicky Anosike

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Nicky Anosike
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Personal information
Born (1986-02-27) February 27, 1986 (age 31)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school St. Peter's (Staten Island, New York)
College Tennessee (2004–2008)
WNBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career 2008–present
Position Forward / Center
Career history
2008–2010 Minnesota Lynx
2011 Washington Mystics
2012 Los 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.

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

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.[6]

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.[7] 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[8] 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.[9]


Awards and achievements[edit]


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

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