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Kristine Anigwe

As of July 27, 2015

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship and 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. 
  • Silver Medal: 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship.
  • Announced as a participant at the 2017 USA U23 National Team Training Camp on July 11, 2017.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 World Championship team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Chekhov, Russia.
  • Teamed up with Natalie Chou, Asia Durr and Arike Ogunbowale on Defend, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament. Then, teamed with Chou, Erin Boley and Ogunbowale on the USA 3x3 U18 World Championship Team that compiled a 8-1 record and took home the silver medal from the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Teamed up with Natalie Chou, Asia Durr and Arike Ogunbowale on Defend, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament and will represent USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships June 4-7 in Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record en route to claiming gold at the FIBA U17 World Championship in the Czech Republic. 
  • Helped the USA earn a 2-1 exhibition record against other U17 teams with wins over China and Canada and a loss to France  in a mini-tournament in Nogent Sur Seine, France.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and compete for the University of California. 

High School Honors

  • Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year (2015).
  • Parade Magazine All-American (2015)
  • USA Today All-USA second team (2015).
  • Naismith High School All-America second team (2015).
  • McDonald’s All-American; contributed nine points, six rebounds and five blocked shots in the McDonald’s All-American Game for the West, which fell to the East, 89-87 (2015).
  • Contributed 12 point and 11 rebounds in the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic to help the East edge the West 76-75.
  • MaxPreps All-American third team (2015).
  • WBCA High School All-America honorable mention (2015).
  • USA Today All-USA Arizona Big Schools Player of the Year (2015).
  • All-Arizona Division I first team (2014, 2015).
  • Arizona Big Schools Player of the Year (2015).
  • Arizona Preps Girls Player of the Year (2014).
  • USA Today All-USA Arizona first team (2014, 2015).
  • Arizona Girls All-Star Team Underclassman (2014).
  • Arizona Republic All-Arizona Girls Team (2013, 2014, 2015) and honorable mention (2012).
  • Tempe All-City girls basketball team (2012 and 2013).

High School Notes

  • Attends Desert Vista High School (Ariz.), where she averaged 21.1 ppg. and 11.3 rpg. as a senior in 2014-15; recorded 17 double-doubles and scored in double figures in each of her 27 games as Desert Vista advanced to the Arizona Division I state semifinals. 
  • As a junior in 2013-14, averaged 16.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 1.3 spg. and 2.3 bpg. to help her team to a 30-2 record and a Division I state championship; shot 60.0 percent from the field.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, started in 23 of 29 games and averaged 12.1 ppg., 10.6 rpg. and 1.4 bpg. to help her team to an 18-11 record and the second round of the state playoffs.
  • As a freshman in 2011-12, started in six of 31 games and averaged 5.7 ppg. and 6.6 rpg. to help her team to a 25-7 record.
  • Also played volleyball as a freshman.
  • Plays in the summer for AZ Elite Basketball.


Personal Notes

  • Born in London, England.
  • Daughter of Annette and Christopher Anigwe; has two brothers, Christopher (19), Christian (14), and one sister, Krystal (16). 
  • Scholar athlete as a freshman and boasts a 3.56 GPA.
  • Volunteered in her community on behalf of Feed My Starving Children.

The Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball in the seventh grade.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: volleyball and track.
  • Favorite food: mac and cheese.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite basketball player: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite social media account: @sportscenter.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: peanut butter and jelly sandwich with chocolate milk.
  • Top movie of all time: Frozen.
  • Best player ever faced: her former teammate Kylie Butler. 
  • Wears No. 33, because 31 always was taken, and I didn’t want to keep changing my number.
  • Away from the court enjoys: hanging out with friends and family or eating. 
  • Most people do not know: she loves reading.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014 U17 7/0 20- 45 .444 0- 0 .--- 25- 36 .694 39/ 5.6 65/ 9.3 3 0 1
2014 U17X 3/0 13- 28 .464 0- 0 .--- 6- 12 .500 16/ 5.3 32/10.7 0 2 0
Totals 10/0 33- 73 .452 0- 0 .--- 31- 48 .646 55/ 5.5 97/ 9.7 3 2 1

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