Chiney Ogwumike Biography
A native of Tomball, Texas, Chiney Ogwumike is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player. She is known for playing for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She became the first Black woman to host a national radio show for ESPN and the first WNBA player to do so as of 2020.
Ogwumike was one of the first and youngest commentators ever to be named an NBA analyst for the network covering the NBA, WNBA, and a variety of sports, while simultaneously playing in the WNBA.
As of 2016, she was elected Vice-President of the WNBA Players Association and signed an endorsement deal with Adidas. In May 2018, Ogwumike signed a multi-year contract with ESPN to become a full-time basketball analyst.
Chiney Ogwumike Age and Birthday
Born Chinenye Ogwumike is 29 years old as of 2021. She was born on March 21st, 1992 in Tomball, Texas, United States.
Chiney Ogwumike Height and Weight
Chiney measures a standing height of 6 feet 3 inches tall. She also weighs 79 kilograms. Furthermore, she has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Chiney Ogwumike Family, Parents, and Sister
Ogwumike is the daughter of Peter Ogwumike, her father. She has however not disclosed any information concerning her mother. She is also the sister of Nneka Ogwumike.
Chiney Ogwumike Husband/ Married
Ogwumike has not disclosed any information concerning her past nor her current relationship status. This information is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.
Chiney Ogwumike WNBA
Ogwumike was drafted first overall in the 2014 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Son. During her rookie season, she became a starter, averaging a career-high 15.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. She was named 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.
In June 2020, Ogwumike announced she would sit out the 2020 WNBA season due to health concerns of playing in the bubble during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without Ogwumike, the Sparks finished the season 15–7 as the number 3 seed with a bye to the second round but would get eliminated by the Connecticut Sun in the elimination game. In February 2021, Ogwumike re-signed with the Sparks to a multi-year deal.
Chiney Ogwumike ESPN
Chiney was signed in a multi-year contract with ESPN in May 2018 to become a full-time basketball analyst. She became the first Black woman to host a national radio show for ESPN in August 2020. She also became the first WNBA player to do as well.
Ogwumike is one of the youngest commentators to be named a full-time NBA analyst for ESPN while simultaneously playing in the WNBA. Ogwumike was partnered with Mike Golic Jr., as the co-host of the ESPN radio show Chiney & Golic Jr..
Chiney Ogwumike Net Worth
Ogwumike has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has acquired majority of her earnings from her career as a WNBA player as well as an analyst.
Chiney Ogwumike Salary
Her annual earnings are currently under review and will soon be updated.