WNBA superstar Chiney Ogwumike has been hired by ESPN to be an NBA analyst while still playing in the WNBA.
“I’m blessed to work for a company that supports the rising generation of sports fans, women and diverse voices,” Ogwumike tweeted Tuesday night.
I’ve got some news: thrilled to announce that I’ve accepted a full-time position as an NBA analyst for @espn while still playing in the @WNBA! So blessed to work for a company that supports the rising generation of sports fans, women and diverse voices. pic.twitter.com/GiOPcKWZfU
— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) May 1, 2018
Ogwumike joins ESPN at a time the company is launching a new streaming service called ESPN Plus to replace and update the WatchESPN app and add more options of programming.
Ogwumike, 26, was chosen number one overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2014 WNBA draft after playing in three Final Fours with Stanford. She also signed a lucrative Nike deal after being drafted and in 2016 was elected Vice President of the players association.
Her sister, Nneka, also plays in the WNBA .