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Maya Nnaji

As of May 28, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named as one of 18 finalists for the 2019 USA Women’s U16 National Team on May 27; announced as an invitee for trials on May 13.

High School Honors

  • Listed on the ESPN HoopGurlz Watch List for the high school class of 2022

High School Notes

  • Played varsity as an eighth-grader in 2017-18 and started varsity as a freshman in 2018-19.
  • As a freshman in 2018-19, played in 28 games and compiled 322 points, 206 rebounds, 28 assists, 19 steals and 26 blocked shots.
  • Lists a career game of 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots.
  • Player of the Game in the 2019 state championship, had with 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks versus Stillwater High School. 
  • Plays in the summers for North Tartan EYBL 16U.

Personal Notes

  • Born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and currently resides in Lakeville, Minnesota. 
  • Is right-handed.
  • Is an honor roll student with a 4.0 GPA.
  • Daughter of Janel Nnaji and Apham Nnaji.
  • Has one brother, Zeke Nnaji (18), and one sister, Jose (12).
  • Grandfather is a Korean War veteran.
  • Brother, Zeke Nnaji, will play at the University of Arizona as a freshman in 2019-20 and has been invited
  • Relative Obiora Nnaji played basketball at the University of Florida.

The Scoop

  • First played basketball in first grade, when her dad got her into the game.
  • Enjoys reading, writing and singing. 
  • Favorite player is Kevin Durant, because his pull-up jumper is unstoppable.
  • Favorite class is English, because she loves to read and write.
  • Favorite pregame meal is Subway.
  • Is inspired by The Most High.
  • Has traveled internationally to the United Kingdom, Germany, Paris, Belgium and Nigeria. Her family likes to travel.

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