Nicky Anosike Biography

November 6, 2019
First published on:November 6, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Nicky Anosike

Birth Name Nkolika Nonyelum Anosike
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Famous Name Nicky Anosike
Birth Date February 27, 1986
Father Benjamin Anosike
Mother Ngozi Anosike
Net Worth $0.2 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American

Nkolika Nonyelum Anosike, famous as Nicky Anosike, is an American former basketball player who played for the Minnesota Lynx (2008–2010), Washington Mystics (2011), and Los Angeles Sparks (2012) in the WNBA. She was picked 16th overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the round two of the 2008 WNBA Draft. 

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Nicky Anosike was born on 27th February 1986, under the star sign Pisces. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background.

Currently, 6 ft 3 in serves as a graduate assistant for Head Coach Holly Warlick and her staff at the Tennessee women’s basketball program, which she joined on Aug. 22, 2018.  

Net Worth: $0.2 Million

Five years with WNBA has earned Anosike a decent sum. As of 2019, her net worth is approximately $0.2 million

Nicky Anosike SOURCE: Getty Images

After she quit WNBA, served as a teacher at Azalea Middle School in St. Petersburg. According to the source, the median salary of middle school teachers is $57,720. 

Currently working as an assistant coach, her annual salary is around $41,041 per annum.

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Relationship

Anosike is yet to disclose her relationship status. Till the date, there is no news and rumors regarding her love life; neither she has been spotted with her potential partner in the public. With less to no information regarding her love life, the former WNBA player is assumed possibly single. 

Besides, Anosike nowhere to be found in social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It seems like she enjoys her life behind the camera. 

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Family

Nicky was born as Nkolika Nonyelum Anosike to parents: Ngozi Anosike and Benjamin Anosike, who immigrated from Anambra State, Nigeria, in 1978.

Further, she grew up alongside her seven siblings: Nneoma, Rotanna, Ikenna, Ifesinachi, Anulika, Oderah, and Ejimofor. Among seven, her younger brother, O. D. Anosike, plays pro basketball for Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.

Nicky Anosike with her brothers' SOURCE: 247Sports

Besides, her mother, Ngozi, earned her nursing degree at 40. In most of the interviews, Nicky, mentions her mom is her inspiration. Nicky said “My mom taught me the importance of hard work,” 

WNBA Career

At the 2008 WNBA Draft, Anosike was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2nd round with the 16th overall pick. She was drafted following her college teammate Shannon Bobbitt who was chosen by the Los Angeles Sparks, where her other teammate Candace Parker will play.

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On April 9, 2011, she traded to the Washington Mystics. The following year on 23rd February, she was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks.

Career Highlights

  • 2009 All-Star 
  • 2009 All-Defensive First Team 
  • 2008 WNBA All-Rookie Team 
  • 2× NCAA champion (2007, 2008)

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