Chiney Ogwumike Biography and Wiki
Chinenye “Chiney” Ogwumike (b. Mar 22, 1992) is a Nigerian-American professional women’s basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Chiney became the first black woman to host a national radio show for ESPN, also being the first WNBA player to do so.
Chiney Ogwumike Age and Birthday
Chiney was born on March 22, 1992, in Tomball, Texas, United States. She is 27 years old as of 2021. Her birth sign is Aries.
Chiney Ogwumike Height and Weight
Ogwumike stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches(Approx. 1.91 m)tall and weighs 79kgs (174lbs).
Chiney Ogwumike Education
Moving on to the academic background, she attended Cypress Fairbanks High School in nearby Cypress, Texas. While her, she won the 5A State Championship in her sophomore and senior seasons. Ogwumike was named a WBCA and McDonald’s All-American and participated in the 2010 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored 24 points.
She later proceeded to Stanford University where she played for the Stanford Cardinal Women’s Basketball. Ogwumike chose Stanford over Connecticut and Notre Dame, joining her sister Nneka Ogwumike. She ended her Stanford career in 2014 as the all-time career scoring leader for either sex in Pac-12 Conference history, a record that fell in 2016 to Kelsey Plum of Washington.
Chiney Ogwumike Family, Parents, Siblings
Chiney is the proud daughter of Peter Ogwumike and her mother whose identity is unknown to the public. She was born in Tomball, Texas, USA. She was raised alongside her sister Nneka Ogwumike. She is of African American ethnicity and has American nationality.
Chiney Ogwumike Husband, Is She Married?
Ogwumike is single as per our online sources. There is no record of her relationships available to the public. We are keeping tabs and we will update her partner’s details soon when available.
Chiney Ogwumike Salary
According to ESPN’s radio host salaries, hourly pay ranges from $35.00 per hour for Data Analyst to $93.80 per hour for a Host/Hostess. As a basketball player, Chiney receives an annual salary ranging from $42,728 to $57,000. The actual amount Chiney earns will be updated soon when disclosed.
Chiney Ogwumike Net Worth
Chiney Ogwumike’s net worth stands at an estimated $2.5 million as of 2021, her primary source of income is her career as a basketballer and an ESPN analyst.
Chiney Ogwumike ESPN, WNBA
Ogwumike was picked first overall in the 2014 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Sun. She became a starter, averaging a career-high 15.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. She was elected a WNBA All-Star along with her sister Nneka Ogwumike, becoming the first pair of sisters to be selected into a WNBA All-Star game.
It was announced that Ogwumike had undergone surgery in December 2016, after injuring her Achilles while playing overseas in China during the WNBA off-season. Later on April 28, 2019, Ogwumike was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks for a 2020 first-round pick, reuniting her with her sister Nneka.
In May 2018, Chiney signed a multi-year contract with ESPN to become a full-time basketball analyst. She became the first Black woman to host a national radio show for ESPN, while also one of the youngest commentators to be named a full-time NBA analyst for ESPN, while simultaneously playing in the WNBA.