“If I’m on the floor, I’m there for a reason. It’s to bring energy, bring intensity and having [my team] believe in me really makes me go harder.”
Kristine Anigwe made an impact every time she stepped out on the floor for the Los Angeles Sparks this season. The Sparks acquired the second year Anigwe from the Dallas Wings before the start of the 2020 WNBA season. The forward/center averaged 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds on 60.4% shooting in just under 12 minutes per game.
“I pride myself on my defense. Every second that I’m on the floor, I’m trying to get a stop, be active, and bring energy. This was a high energy game with high intensity, so I came in there and I fit right in.”
Anigwe helped on both the defensive and offensive end of the floor wherever it was necessary for the team. Anigwe placed in the top 30 for blocks across the league and among these 30 players, only two of them were playing less minutes per game. She was 12th in the league in effective field goal percentage at 60.4%. For her team, she was 2nd in blocks and 3rd in offensive rebounds.
The Cal Berkeley alumna’s most notable game of the season came on September 8th against the New York Liberty. She had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block, all while going 5-7 from the field and 4-5 from the free-throw line in just 20 minutes of play. The Sparks went on to win 96-70.
Anigwe had season highs of 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. You can continue to watch this young talent while she plays in Turkey with Ç.B.K. Mersin Yensehir Belediyes where she is currently averaging 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.