While the fortunes of women’s basketball in Nigeria continues to dwindle because of official negligence and lack of adequate sporting facilities, a young lady with a Nigerian heritage is making waves on American basketball courts. Step into the world of Nnemkadi Ogwumike. Generally called Nneka by her coaches, the media and her fans ( Her name has been shortened out of courtesy because people find it a bit difficult pronouncing it in full form ), the 6-foot-2 forward’s rise is phenomenal. Currently playing on a full basketball scholarship at Stanford University, Nneka’s success reflects the positive contributions of Nigerian emigration to the Western world. Read more...
May 30, 2010
May 27, 2010
Read why here.
May 25, 2010
May 24, 2010
They will compete for one of 12 roster spots on the 2010 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team that will compete in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women June 23-27 at the USOTC in Colorado Springs.
Chiney tried out for the U18 team two years ago, but didn't make the team. This is Sara's first experience with USA Basketball.
Here is the announcement.
May 17, 2010
May 12, 2010
Stanford senior guard JJ Hones, who was dismissed from the Cardinal women's basketball team on Monday, was arrested on May 2 for driving under the influence, reckless driving, evading a police officer and resisting arrest on the Stanford campus. Read more...
Wyndam Makowsky, The Stanford Daily, writes that JJ was seen as widely important to Stanford's 2010-11 plans and asks, "Who replaces Hones? Not only must her play be accounted for, but so too must her leadership." Read more...
May 10, 2010
Stanford point guard JJ Hones, whose college career has been marred by injury, was dismissed from the Cardinal team Monday by coach Tara VanDerveer for a violation of team rules. Read more ...
May 03, 2010
May 02, 2010
Here are a few photos by Kate Paye from the Giants game, where Kayla and Omar Samhan of the Saint Mary's men's basketball team shared the honor of throwing the first ceremonial pitch.