The player, with a Nigerian passport, is currently competing in the WNBA with the New York Liberty, with whom she is averaging 11.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game and is a candidate for the Rookie of the season award.
Pere Puig, sports director of Spar Girona, has appreciated the new addition. “The signing of Michaela enlightens us. We are very excited from the club to sign her. We love to see that she is doing her first season in the WNBA and that she is doing great performances. What I profileàvem could be a signing that would help us We see that she will be a very important player. We hope that the fans will also be excited as we are. Let’s see how we close the squad that I think will be very competitive. “
With the arrival of this player, Uni Girona already has eleven names confirmed. Julia Soler, Julia Reisingerova, Frida Eldebrink, Giedre Labuckiene, Laia Flores, Laia Palau, K. Burke, Binta Drammeh, Rebekah Gardner, IHO López and Michaela Onyenwere.
Situation of the Spar Girona
With the aim of continuing to be the maximum competitive and with the firm intention of continuing to fight for the maximum possible titles, Spar Girona has chosen to incorporate another non-EU player with a Nigerian passport and with consideration of Cotonou in the Spanish League, which will allow the player to participate regularly in FEB competitions.
However, in the maximum continental club competition the foreign chip coupon is passed, forcing the Girona team to rotate in the Euroleague Women calls. “In agreement, it is not the best solution. A player who will enter the Euroleague in rotation. But with the economic situation that the club is in, it is the solution to open the doors to compete again for all state titles,” concludes Pere Puig .
In addition, with the utmost desire to be transparent, although the player is signed for the entire season, Spar Girona, according to the player, foresees the option of cutting the contract depending on the evolution of the finances of the Girona entity.
About Michaela Onyenwere
Born in Aurora, Colorado in 1999, Michaela Onyenwere is a 183cm tall indoor player. Trained at UCLA, the player has been selected this year by the New York Liberty in the sixth position of the first round of the 2021 WNBA Draft. A week ago, the player made headlines in setting her personal record (29 points) against the Atlanta Dream.
At the individual level, the power forward accumulates several individual awards such as being rookie of the month in May in the WNBA or being selected McDonalds All-American in 2017.