Are you a big fan of the Harlem Globetrotters? I bet you did not know we have a Nigerian Female playing for the Internationally acclaimed Basketball team. Her name is “Sweet J” Ekworomadu, (pronounced eck-wor-oh-MAA-doo), out of Texas State University, Ekworemadu was the Southland Conference Player of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year in 2008, when she averaged 18.7 ppg and led the school to an opening round Women’s NIT victory (hitting the game-winning shot), the first postseason win in program history.
Sweet J connected on a school-record 82 three-pointers her senior year and finished third in the 2008 College 3-Point Championship.
She previously played professionally in Poland and Italy and has been a member of the Nigerian national team since 2007. The parents of the Dallas native are from Nigeria but moved to the U.S. before she was born.
Joyce “Sweet J” Ekworomadu is the 12th female of the Harlem Globetrotters and former WNBA Nigerian Nat’l Team TX State Graduate. Source: Globetrotter