Nicky  Anosike

55Nicky Anosike


Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
St. Peter's






2006-07:: Joins Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker as the only four Lady Vols to amass 600+ points, 500+ rebounds, 100+ blocks, 100+ steals and 125+ assists...Named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team...Grabbed the third-most rebounds (16) in an NCAA championship game in tournament history to help UT beat Rutgers for its seventh national title...Had the game of her life, with 14 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and five steals against UNC?to help UT advance to its 13th NCAA?title game...Against Ole Miss in the Elite Eight, grabbed nine rebounds, nine points and accounted for two blocks and as many assists to help UT advance to its 17th Final Four...On Feb. 8, named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV first team by CoSIDA...Had nine rebounds, seven points and three steals in a career-high 43 minutes at Arkansas...Against top-ranked Duke, pulled down 10 rebounds for the second straight game - the longest such streak of her career...Grabbed 10 rebounds and offered three assists against Mississippi State for the 11th double-digit rebounding performance of her career...After early foul trouble at Georgia, came back to grab seven rebounds and tie for a team-high 14 points, all in just 22 minutes. Earned Lady Vol Player of the Game honors for her efforts against the Lady Bulldogs...Grabbed six rebounds and eight points against Notre Dame. Surpassed the 100 career blocks plateau with her stuff against the Fighting Irish...Named the Philips Player of the Game after recording her first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds against George Washington. Went 7-of-9 from the line and added two stuffs...Donated a career-high eight assists against Arizona State. Also added eight points and two steals against the Sun Devils...Did not miss a shot (3-of-3) against UCLA. Added a team-high seven rebounds against the Bruins to go along with four assists, two blocks and a steal. During the game, she eclipsed the 500-point and 100-steal plateaus for her career...Earned Dean's List and a perfect 4.0 during the fall semester...Named to the SEC All-Academic Team.

2005-06: Finished the year ranked 14th in the UT record books in career blocks (80)...Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds against George Washington to help the Lady Vols advance to the Sweet 16...Went a perfect 4-of-4 from the field against Army in round one of the 2006 NCAA Tournament...Grabbed the defensive rebound off of Seimone Augustus' missed jumper with five seconds left in the SEC Championship game to seal the win for the Lady Vols...Despite early foul trouble, came back for her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament...Perfect from the floor in the second round of the SEC Tournament (3-3) for eight points and eight rebounds...Started in every conference contest in her career, the only current Lady Vol to have done so in consecutive seasons...Fell one rebound shy of her first double-double of the season against Vanderbilt, with 10 points, nine rebounds...Had a season-high 17 points against Old Dominion...Added three steals and an assist against the Lady Monarchs...Sank 7-of-10 free throw attempts against Notre Dame...Added six rebounds to her nine-point performance against the Fighting Irish...Named the Philips Player of the Game against George Washington after an eight-point, eight-rebound and three-assist performance...Sank 12-of-13 free throw attempts (92.3 percent) to finish second in the field at the Paradise Jam in free throw percentage...Led the Lady Vols to a 79-65 win over Gonzaga with 15 points on perfect shooting, 4-of-4 from the field and 7-of-7 from the line...She added seven boards, one block and two steals against the Zags...Perfect from the field (4-4) in the Lady Vols' victory over Chattanooga...Perfect from the charity stripe (4-4) in the season opener against Stetson...The only Lady Vol to post a double-double (10 rebounds, 12 points) in Tennessee's 101-55 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman...Voted a preseason first-team All-SEC selection by the league coaches...Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Third Team...Earned SEC All-Academic honors.

2004-05: Joined teammate Alexis Hornbuckle as a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team...Ranked first on the team in blocked shots (33) and second in rebounding (6.1 rpg)...Shot 77 percent from the free throw line in conference play...Through the first two rounds of NCAA Tournament play, she ranked first in steals per game (4.5) and tied for third in blocks per game (3.0)...The only Lady Vol to grab double-digit rebounds in the Final Four game against Michigan State, her 13 boards were also a career high...Started the last 21 games of the year...Swiped a career-high six steals in the NCAA Tournament Second Round win against Purdue...Also scored 11 points (all coming in the first half) and equaled a career high with three blocked shots...Awarded the "Dude Hat" - given to the player who brings the most attitude - for consecutive games against Western Carolina (nine points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks) and Purdue during the NCAA Tournament...Earned her second career double-double in her SEC Tournament debut by totaling a team-high 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Auburn...Also equaled a career-high with three steals...Scored a career-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the regular-season finale at Alabama...Earned her first career double-double with a 12-point, 11-rebound performance in the overtime win at Florida...Sank 10-of-11 free throw attempts in the triumph...Dished out a career-high seven assists in the win against Arkansas...Earned Dean's List honors after recording a 3.65 GPA during the fall...Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll...Earned a spot on the SEC All-Academic Freshman Team.


HIGH SCHOOL: One of only three Lady Vol basketball players ever to hail from New York...Selected as a Parade Magazine Second Team All-America (2003 and 2004)...McDonald's All-America (2004)...Participated in the McDonald's All-American Game (East) alongside fellow Lady Vol signees Alexis Hornbuckle, Candace Parker, Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood and Alex Fuller...Anosike scored two points and grabbed three rebounds in the McDonald's all-star event...Nike All-America (2003)...Street & Smith's Third-Team All-America (2003)...adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star (2002)...USA TODAY Junior All-America (2003)...Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-America (2001, 2002)...New York Miss Basketball...First-Team All Tri-State (2003)...New York Class A All-State Sixth Team (2002), Newsday All-City First Team (2003)...All-Borough First Team (2001, 2002)...Team was Island Champions all four years of her prep career...was a Jacques Award winner.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: In the summer of 2005, Anosike experienced a summer full of basketball which culminated with a gold medal as a member of the 8-0 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team...Despite not starting, the 6-4 post did play in all eight games and was the team's fourth leading scorer, averaging 11.4 ppg and was among the top rebounders grabbing 5.3 rpg... She logged 15.3 minutes per game off the bench, canned 57 percent of her field goals (33-58), hit 63 percent of her free throws (25-40) and led her team in blocked shots with eight... Anosike recorded 18 assists and contributed solid defense, snagging 15 steals in tournament play...Joined fellow Lady Vol freshman Alexis Hornbuckle on the 2003 USA Youth Development Festival East Squad that registered a perfect 5-0 record to take the gold medal...Averaged 4.6 ppg and 6.0 rpg, while playing an average of 17.2 minutes in five USA East contests...One of three current Lady Vols at the 2003 USA Development Festival event (Hornbuckle, Parker, Anosike)...Her AAU squad finished as the runner-up at AAU Nationals in Kansas City, Mo.

PERSONAL: Quite the scholar, Nicky is currently pursuing a major in sociology/criminal justice and additional majors in political science and legal studies...Was a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year High Honor Roll recipient at St. Peter's for Girls...In addition to her exploits on the hardwood, Anosike also lettered twice in track and once in soccer during her prep career...Chose Tennessee over Connecticut, Georgia and Virginia in order to improve her game and grow mentally as well as physically...Lists being selected as an All-American as her biggest thrill to date in basketball...The late Johnnie Cochran and Beyonce Knowles are the famous persons she most admires...Hopes to become a lawyer after her playing career...Has seven siblings including: Nneoma, 28, Rotanna, 27, Ikenna, 25, Ifesinachi, 24, Anulika, 22, Oderah, 15, and Ejimofor, 8...Nkolika Nonyelum Anosike was born on Feb. 27, 1986, in Brooklyn, N.Y...Her mother is Ngozi Anosike.


Career Highs
Points: 19 vs. Alabama (2-27-05)
Rebounds: 16 vs. Rutgers (4-3-07)
Assists: 8 vs. Arizona State (11-19-06)
Steals: 6 vs. Purdue (3-22-05)
Blocks: 5 vs. North Carolina (3-28-06)*
Field Goals: 6 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)*
Three-Pointers: 0
Free Throws: 10 vs. Rutgers (3-29-05)*
Minutes: 43 vs. Arkansas (2-22-07)
2006-07 Highs
Points: 15 vs. George Washington (12-7-06)
Rebounds: 16 vs. Rutgers (4-3-07)
Assists: 8 vs. Arizona State (11-19-06)
Steals: 5 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)
Blocks: 4 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)
Field Goals: 6 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)
Three-Pointers: 0
Free Throws: 8 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)
Minutes: 43 vs. Arkansas (2-22-07)
Southeastern Conference Career Highs
Points: 19 vs. Alabama (2-27-05)
Rebounds: 11 vs. LSU (3-5-06)*
Assists: 7 vs. Arkansas (1-13-05)
Steals: 3 vs. Arkansas (2-22-07)*
Blocks: 3 vs. Georgia (2-16-06)*
Field Goals: 6 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)*
Three-pointers: 0
Free Throws: 10 vs. Florida (2-3-05)
Minutes: 43 vs. Arkansas (2-22-07)
NCAA Tournament Career Highs
Points: 14 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)*
Rebounds: 16 vs. Rutgers (4-3-07)
Assists: 4 vs. George Wash. (3-21-06)*
Steals: 6 vs. Purdue (3-22-05)
Blocks: 5 vs. North Carolina (3-28-06)
Field Goals: 4 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)*
Three-Pointers: 0
Free Throws: 10 vs. Rutgers (3-29-05)
Minutes: 40 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)

*indicates most recent high




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