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WNBA star, ‘Chiney’ Ogwumike visits Queens College for charity

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Chinenye Ogwumike was at Avi-Cenna International School in Ikeja, as part of her give back initiative…yesterday.

WNBA star and Nigerian-American basketball star, Chinenye ‘Chiney’ Ogwumike has traced passion and purpose as one of the main ingredients for her success as a professional basketball player.

The Los Angeles Sparks player, who is one of the fastest rising basketball analysts in the world, was a guest at Avi-Cenna International School in Ikeja and Queens College, Yaba, as part of her give back initiative.

While addressing the students, Chiney said as young and aspiring sportsmen and women, there is more to basketball than having the regular skills set.

The ESPN analyst related her experience as a kid, who grew up in Houston and emphasized on the need for kids to be focused, in a society where they can easily get distracted.

Yesterday, Ogwumike was a Queens College, where she unveiled the renovated basketball court, after which she distributed basketball kits to students who are aspiring to play basketball. She also featured in a demonstration game at the school.

Ogwumike, who holds the record for the most rebounds in the history of Stanford Women’s Basketball and the Pac-12 Conference, was also expected to meet with young female professional basketball players at the Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall inside the Teslim Balogun Stadium Complex yesterday.

The current WNBA Players Association Vice President will round off her visit today after meeting over 300 kids at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium.


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