July 29, 2008

Stanford's newest hoop standout may be as good as gold

Palo Alto Online Rick Eyler, July 28, 2008

Nneka Ogwumike helps USA Women's Under-18 team win FIBA Americas Championship

If Stanford women basketball fans needed a reason to get excited, than they need look no further than 6-foot-2 forward Nneka Ogwumike.

She's going to be a freshman on The Farm this fall and has already received numerous accolades. The National High School Player of the Year, she helped Cy-Fair High in Texas compile an 108-2 mark during her three seasons on the varsity. She scored 2,204 points, and added 1,287 rebounds, 172 assists, 262 steals and 133 blocked shots.

On Sunday, Ogwumike added her first international gold medal to the family trophy case as she recorded a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds to help the USA Women's Under-18 national team beat host Argentina, 81-37, and win the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Buenos Aires with a 5-0 record.

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