Michaela Onyenwere

by John Max 27 Apr,2021
Michaela Onyenwere
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Michaela Nne Onyenwere
  • Birth Place Aurora, Colorado
  • Famous Name Michaela Onyenwere
  • Father Peter Onyenwere
  • Mother Edith Onyenwere
  • Salary $67,208
  • Position in Team Forward
  • Current team New York Liberty
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession WNBA Player

Michaela Onyenwere is an American basketball player who is currently signed to the New York Liberty of Women's National Basketball Team (WNBA). She was picked by the team in the 2021 WNBA Draft in the first round with 5th overall. She finished her collegiate career at the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference.

Aurora, Colorado native, Michaela Onyenwere was born on 1st August 1999, under the star sign Leo. The twenty-one years old holds an American nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background. She stands 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall. 

Onyenwere is the daughter of Edith Onyenwere and Peter Onyenwere, who competed in the Olympics in track and field for Nigeria and ran track at the University of Missouri. Further, she grew up alongside one younger brother, U.K., and three elder brothers, Zach, Patrick, and Jordan.  

How Much Is Michaela Onyenwere's Salary & Net Worth In 2021?

No. 21 – New York Liberty' forward, Michaela Onyenwere is currently under a 3 year / $211,167 contract with the team, including an annual average salary of $70,389. In the 2021 season, she will earn a base salary of $67,208, while carrying a cap hit of $67,208. Whereas, Natasha Howard is the highest-paid roster of the team with an annual base salary of $215,000. 

Further, her projected salary is $68,552 in the 2022-23 season and $75,407 in the 2023-24 season with New York Liberty. 

Not to mention, Michaela Onyenwere has just started her basketball career professionally and yet to make it big. She is currently in her first WNBA season.  As of 2021, her net worth is under review. 

Is Michaela Onyenwere Dating?

The answer is NO. There are no reports in the media Michaela Onyenwere being involved romantically with anyone. Additionally, her official IG also doesn't feature any lovey Dobey pictures. Hence, it is proof that the basketball forward is a low-key person. She is believed to be single, as the media has not discovered any information about her love life. 

Grandview To UCLA To WNBA

Onyenwere was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Grandview High School. As a senior, she was named to a McDonald's All-American.

She played her college basketball for the UCLA Bruins of the Pac 12 Conference. After 2017-2018, she was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. As a sophomore, she earned the All-Pac-12 team and to the Media All-Pac-12 team as well as ranked second in the Pac-12 for offensive rebounds per game.

Following that season, she made it to the 2019 U.S, pan American Games Women's Basketball Team. As a senior, she was again named to the All-Pac-12 team.

In the 2021 NBA draft, Onyenwere was selected No. 6 overall by New York Liberty, becoming the first Coloradan to be picked. 

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