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Michaela Onyenwere

As of May 15, 2019

USA Basketball Notes

  • Silver Medal: 2019 Pan American Games.
  • Named to the U.S. Pan American Games Women's Basketball Team on May 20; started in all five games and averaged 10.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game to help the USA to a 4-1 record and silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games from Aug. 6-10 in Lima, Peru.
  • Participated in the 2019 Red Bull USA Basketball 3x3 Nationals in Las Vegas as a member of Defend along with Bella Alarie and finished in third place.
  • Played in the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Took part in trials for the 2014 USA U17 World Cup Team.

College Honors

  • 2019 All-Pacific-12 Conference.
  • 2018 Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
  • 2017-18 Pac-12 Freshman of the Week twice (Jan. 15 and Feb. 15).

College Notes

  • Will be a junior at UCLA in 2019-20.
  • As a sophomore in 2018-19, helped her team to a 22-13 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
  • As a freshman in 2017-18, helped her team to a 27-8 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • Scored in double figures in nine times.
  • Finished third on the team in rebounding (4.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.472, 101-of-214); was tops on the team in free throw percentage (.822, 37-of-45) and fourth on the squad in blocks (13, 0.5 bpg) and steals (38, 1.1 spg).
  • Led the team in rebounding five times and twice in scoring.

High School Notes

  • A four-year letterwinner in basketball at Grandview High School in Colorado.
  • Led Grandview to a 97-10 overall record and a 53-3 mark in the Centennial League during her prep career while compiling a total of 2,291 points and 1,061 rebounds.
  • Led the Wolves to a 2017 Colorado state title.
  • As a senior in 2016-17, averaged 20.8 ppg., 8.9 rpg., 3.4 spg., 2.5 apg. and 1.0 bpg. to help her team to a 27-1 record.
  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American; Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Midseason Team and a semifinalist; Ms. Colorado Basketball; 5A Girl’s Player of the Year; MaxPreps All-American first team and Naismith All-American second team; also garnered first team All-State and first team All-Centennial League honors as a senior. 
  • 2015, 2016 and 2017 Gatorade State Player of the Year
  • As a junior in 2015-16, led 5A in scoring at 24.5 ppg. to go with 10.6 rpg., 4.0 spg., 2.3 apg. and 1.4 bpg. as Grandview reached the 5A semifinals.
  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, averaged 23.7 ppg., 11.5 rpg., 3.9 spg., 1.3 bpg. and 1.0 apg.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, averaged 18.6 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 2.3 spg., 1.4 apg. and 0.9 bpg.
  • At the state track meet in May of 2016, finished second in the 100 meters, third in the 200 meters, fifth in the 400 meters and fifth in the long jump.

Personal Notes

  • Tweets from: @monyenwere_
  • Is on Instagram as: michaela_o21
  • Born in Aurora, Colorado.
  • Her parents are Edith and Peter Onyenwere; has one younger brother, U.K. ,and three older brothers, Zach, Patrick and Jordan.
  • Father competed in the Olympics in track and field for Nigeria and ran track at the University of Missouri.
  • Lists shopping and watching scary movies as her favorite hobbies.
  • Has yet to declare a major.
USA Basketball Statistics
EVENT G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2019 PAG
5/5
117/ 23.4
21-56
.375
2-7
.286
6-8
.750
39/ 7.8
50/ 10.0
2
12
0
7

 

College Statistics
YEAR G/S MIN/G FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018-19 35/35 1115/ 31.9 254-536 .474 20-59 .339 114-137 .832 298/ 8.5 642/ 18.3 37 68 33 40
2017-18 35/1 597/ 17.1 101-214 .472 1-6 .167 37-45 .822 165/ 4.7 240/ 6.9 17 26 13 38
Totals 70/36 1712/ 24.5 355-750 .473 21-65 .323 151-182 .830 463/ 166 882/ 12.6 54 94 46 78

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