Amy Okonkwo (born 26 August 1996) is a Nigerian professional basketball player who plays for Dallas Wings and the Nigerian national team. She played college basketball at TCU.
Amy parents are Mr and Mrs Okonkwo, who are of Igbo origin. She is a Christian by religion. We don’t have much information about her siblings.
Nigeria national team career
Amy Okonkwo represented Nigerian D’Tigeress at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, this was her first major tournament for Nigeria at the highest level.
The African Women’s Champions began their first FIBA 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 90-76 defeat to China on Thursday 10 February 2022.
The game played at the Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, Belgrade, saw the more experienced Chinese take control of the game right from the first quarter.
China took the first three quarters 29-14, 25-22, 25-16 before the Nigerians rallied back and took the fourth set 24-11.
Amy Okonkwo was D’tigress’s best performer with 14 points in the game, despite coming in from the bench.
Speaking ahead of the second game against France, Okonkwo, said the girls will bounce back from the setback.
We didn’t start well, but we fought hard to get back in the game and it was such a difficult thing to do.
“I tried to do my best when I came on. I took advice from the coach and did what he asked of me.”
“We are not out, we will go into the next game with all confidence and I believe we can get something positive at the end of the game.”
On 5th August 2023, Amy Okonkwo won the 2023 Afrowomen Basketball with the Nigerian national team.
Amy Okonkwo is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Amy Okonkwo is also not yet married.
No record of any child or children born by the basketball player.
Amy Okonkwo’s net worth is estimated at around $500, 000 – $3 million.
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