Nneka Ogwumike Named 2022 WNBA All-Star Starter
June 23, 2022
The WNBA announced today that LA Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named a 2022 WNBA All-Star starter. She earns All-Star honors for the seventh time in her WNBA career. The 10 starters were selected by a combination of fan voting (50%), media voting (25%), and player voting (25%). Ogwumike has started and appeared in all 15 Sparks games this season. She is averaging 18.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. She's shooting a blistering 59.9% from the field and 48% on 3-pointers.
Ogwumike's numbers rank her 8th in the WNBA in points per game, 9th in rebounds per game, 5th in steals per game, 3rd in player efficiency, and 2nd in both field goal and 3-point percentage. She's scored in double-figures in 14 out of 15 games this season, has eclipsed 20-points five times, and scored a season-high 30 points on May 27 against the Indiana Fever. She has recorded four double-doubles.
Ogwumike's career accolades include being the 2016 WNBA MVP, 2016 WNBA Champion, seven-time All-Star, four-time All-WNBA Team member, five-time All-Defensive team member, and a three-time Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award winner. In 2021, she was named to the WNBA's 25th Anniversary Team, recognizing the Top 25 players in league history.