August 16, 2017

Nneka pursues global brand for WNBA

From the Los Angeles Times:

In just six seasons, Los Angeles Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike already has amassed a career’s worth of WNBA accomplishments. In the last year alone, she won a most valuable player award and drained a championship-clinching shot in the league Finals.

This season she is tops in scoring (18.7 points), shooting percentage (55.8) and free-throw percentage (88.3) for the playoff-bound Sparks, who improved to 20-8 with Wednesday’s 95-62 win at Washington.

But what lies ahead, beyond the playoffs, is her biggest challenge yet: elevating the WNBA in prominence.

Read more: Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike wants to make the WNBA a global brand. But how?

August 11, 2017

Ros and Chiney covered the NBA Africa Games

Ros and Chiney have been in South Africa covering the third-annual NBA Africa Games in very fine fashion.

Tamryn Spruill (Golden State of Mind) reports Ros' varied activities in: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude takes Africa by storm, celebrates #WorldLionDay in dynamic fashion

Check out Chiney's tweets for her activities. Among them, her interview of the MVP (Team World scored a 108-97 victory over Team Africa).

August 10, 2017

Joslyn, one of Montana's best

MTN Sports has been recognizing some of the best girls basketball players in Montana history with #MTTop25, which is counting down the 25 best female athletes who played their high school basketball in Montana.

They awarded the #3 spot to Joslyn Tinkle this week, although Lady Griz coach Shannon Schweyen thinks she was the best ever.

August 7, 2017

Ezi is a mom

From Ezi Okafor '06 and her husband Obi Obunadike:

Introducing our bundle of joy, our little prince, Kobichukwumdi (Kobi) Tobenna Obiefuna Obunadike! 😍😍

Couldn't have gotten through the whole πŸ’―natural labor process without my hubby and especially my mother!! 😘😘#HardestThingToDateButWorthIt #BirthAnd48HrsPics #July292017 #BlessedBeyondMeasure #ObinigweNoNaOcheEzeYa

Kobichukwumdi: The way my God's heart is. How pure my God's heart is.
Tobenna: Praise God.
Obiefuna: My lineage will be preserved.

August 5, 2017

Exciting news from Jayne