Chioma Nkpuechina
Chioma  Nkpuechina


Anambra, Nigeria

High School:
The Potter's House (Fla.)




Bulldogs stop Hawks win streak at one

The Shore shoots 29 percent from field, turns it over 20 times


George Mason three-headed monster too much for Hawks

The Shore showed signs of improvement despite loss


Eastern Shore to open season with Valley Forge, Friday

Hawks will look to returning depth, new faces


Eaton, Hawks Win Season Opener Versus Cheyney

Sophomore guard’s career night too much for Wolves


Women's Basketball at Delaware State, 2/25/17

Behind an early barrage of threes, the Hawks lead wire-to-wire and hold off a late Hornet charge to win 79-72, their third straight.


Women's Basketball versus Binghamton, Great Alaskan Shootout

The Hawks dropped a 68-51 decision against the Bearcats after digging themselves a 22-7 hole after the first quarter.


Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State (03.06.17)

Women's Basketball vs. Coppin State in the MEAC Tournament First Round at the Norfolk Scope Arena.


Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central (02.18.17)

Women's Basketball vs. North Carolina Central inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Randy Stadler)


Women's Basketball vs. Savannah State (01.30.17)

Women's Basketball vs. Savannah State inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Joey Gardner)


Women's Basketball vs. Howard (01.14.17)

Women's Basketball versus Howard inside the William P. Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)

Batchelor on Nkpuechina: “Chioma is an athletic post player that has a great work ethic. She’s strong, tough, and physical to do all the dirty work. In the words of her high school coach [Tony Bannister], ‘She will be a better college player than in high school.’ I totally agree with his prediction.”

Played 14 games in a reserve role ... in her collegiate debut versus Cheyney (11/11), she recorded five points (season-high) and four boards (season-high) ... grabbed four rebounds at USC-Upstate (12/30) ... tallied two points, a rebound, and block in the home win over North Carolina Central (02/18).

High School/Club:
A letterman in basketball … Named to the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association (SIAA) Second Team … Earned her team’s Most Improved … Guided her squad to a National and State Championship … A 2016 National Honor Society Inductee.

Personal: Born May 20, 1997 in Nigeria … Daughter of Maxwell and Chinyere Nkpuechina ... Host parents are Neal and Lavida-Thomas Richardson ... Host siblings Chinuah and Adia Richardson … Has a sister, Chidimma and two brothers, Chika and Chukwudi … Plans to either play professionally or become an entrepreneur … Pre-game routine/superstition is praying and listening to motivational speech … Most influential person is because of her religious beliefs … Best Advice Received/Saying is “You came a long way from home, be the best God called you to be” …  Favorite Book/Author is Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe … Favorite Movie is Cinderella … Personal best sports moment is delivering the game-blocking shot against National Christian … Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is receiving major accomplishments from high school … Personal athletic goals before the season is becoming a low-post presence … Personal athletic goal before graduating is reaching the NCAA Tournament … Chom Chom left Nigeria and came to the United States to play basketball without having no relatives living in the US.


Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'16-17 14-0 82/5.9 6-20 .300 0-0 - 5-8 .625 10-13 23 1.6 1 3 3 17-1.2
TOTAL 14-0 82/5.9 6-20 .300 21-79 - 5-8 .625 10-13 23 1.6 1 3 3 17-1.2

Career Highs
Points: 5 (vs. Cheyney, Nov. 11, 2016)
Rebounds: 4 (2x, last: at USC-Upstate, Dec. 30, 2016)
Assists: 1 (vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 18, 2017)
: 1 (3x, last: at Howard, Feb. 27, 2017)
Blocks: 1 (3x, last: vs. North Carolina Central, Feb. 18, 2017)
Minutes: 9 (2x, last: vs. Savannah State, Jan. 30, 2017)

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