The Uni added one more piece to the roster for next season yesterday. This is not just another cash but an impact signing: Michaela Onyenwere, pivot wing of 1.83 meters, formed in the prestigious UCLA and who is currently competing in the WNBA with the New York Liberty with numbers that have made her a nominee to win the rookie of the season award League. A signing, no doubt, a luxury to further raise the level of the Spar for the year 2021-22. Onyenwere, 21, has a Nigerian passport and will therefore be able to play in the Women’s League. A the Euroleague however, the regulations do not allow three foreigners and Alfred Julbe will have to rotate between Onyenwere and the other two Americans, Burke i Gardner.
The new Uni player is signing, in her first season in the WNBA an average of 11.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Trained at UCLA, Onyenwere has been selected this year by the New York Liberty in 6th place in the first round of the Draft 2021 of the WNBA. A week ago, it was news to sign his personal record (29 points) against Atlanta Dream. “We are very excited to sign it from the club. We love to see him making his first season in the WNBA and making great performances. What we outlined could be a signing that would help us, we see that she will be a very important player “, explained yesterday the top sports manager of Spar Girona, Pere Puig. In this sense, the club explained that Onyenwere has signed for the whole season but that, according to the player, Uni provides the option to cut the contract depending on the evolution of the finances of the Girona entity.
With the arrival of Onyenwere, Uni already has eleven players to face next season: Soler, Reisingerova, Eldebrink, Labuckiene, Flores, Palau, Burke, Drammeh, Gardner, Iho López i Provider.