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オコエ桃仁花

Monica Okoye

FORWARD
Nationality: Japanese
Date of Birth: 1999-FEB-07

Height: 182cm / 6'0''

BIO

  • Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

  • 2016: Japanese U17 National Team

  • 2016: World Championships U17 in Zaragoza (Spain)

  • 2018, 20: Japanese WJBL Regular Season Runner-Up

  • 2018, 22: Japanese WJBL Finalist

  • 2018: World Championships (FIBA World Cup) in Tenerife (Spain)

  • 2018-19, 21, 22: Japanese National Team

  • 2019, 21: Japanese WJBL Semifinals

  • 2019: FIBA Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament

  • 2021: FIBA Asia Cup for Women in Amman (Jordan), Gold Medalist

  • 2020, 22: Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese WJBL Honorable Mention

  • 2021: Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese WJBL Second Team

  • 2021: Japanese WJBL East Division Regular Season Runner-Up

  • 2021: Japanese WJBL East Division Regular Season, Runner - Up

  • 2021: Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan), Silver Medalist

  • 2022: FIBA World Cup for Women in Sydney (Australia)

  • 2023: Japan National Team Squad for the Asia Cup (June-July)

  • 2023: Japan National Team Silver Medalist - FIBA Asia Cup

NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Twitter

KEY STRENGHTS

  • Elite international athlete who can play both forward positions

  • Strong 3pt shooter who can stretch the floor; consistently shoots 35-40% from beyond the arc

  • Moves well without the ball and can score off the dribble

  • Strong body that she uses well on defense as well as to get past her man when driving to the basket

  • Effective rebounder and is active in the passing lanes with getting deflections

  • High basketball IQ

  • Experience playing elite-level basketball in international competitions, including the Olympics, FIBA World Cup & Asia Cup

  • Contributes to her team in multiple ways

  • Played a key role on the Japan National Team when they won the Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games

  • Trains and plays with equal discipline

  • Speaks fluent Japanese and conversational English

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STATS & FILM

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2023-24: Signed with UC Canberra Capitals (WNBL)

 

2023: FIBA Asia Cup (Silver Medal)

5 games: 10.6pts, 50.0% 2FGP, 30.3% 3FGP, 71.4% FT, 

3.4 RD

2023: Geelong Supercats (NBL1- South) 

13 games: 10.4 ppg, 27.0% 2fgp, 30.3%3 FGP,  76.5% FT, 

2.3 AS 

2022-2023: AO Eleutheria Moshatou (Greece-A1)

17 games: 11.0 ppg, 38.9% 2fgp, 36.3% 3pt, 86.3% ft, 1.6apg, 6.1rpg

2022: FIBA World Cup for Women

5 games: 7.8ppg, 36.4% 2fgp, 40% 3pt, 100% ft, 2.0 rpg

2021-2022: Fujitsu Red Wave (WJBL, starting five):
24 games: 14.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-4(1.2bpg), FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 75.0%

2021: Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) (Silver Medal):
6 games: 4.2ppg, 2.5rpg

2020-2021: Fujitsu Red Wave (WJBL, starting five):
19 games: 13.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-2(1.4bpg), FGP: 41.7%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 79.4%

2019-2020: Fujitsu Red Wave (WJBL, starting five):
16 games: 11.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-3(1.6bpg), FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 24.4%, FT: 80.0%

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