SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Ijeoma Briana Anugwom, an athletic 5-foot-7 guard from West Los Angeles Community College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play the final three years of her collegiate basketball career at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday.
In 26 games for West L.A., Anugwom averaged 20.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting 46.8% overall, 33.0% from three-point territory and 69.9% from the free throw line. She helped lead the Wildcats to a 22-6 overall record and a Western States Conference South Division championship, its first title since 1999. Following the campaign, Anugwom was named All-WSC and South Division Player of the Year.
"We are extremely excited to add 'Bri' to our Gaucho family," Henrickson said. "What she brings to our team with her athleticism and ability to make plays, will bring even more depth at the wing position. Her passion, enthusiasm, and ambition will impact the Gaucho community on and off the court."
Prior to her freshman season at West L.A., Anugwom played at Westchester High School. In 11 games as senior, she averaged 19.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists, helping the Comets to the Los Angeles City Section Division I championship. As a junior, she averaged 21.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 19 games. During her sophomore season in 2014-15, Anugwom played in 32 games while averaging 16.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game and following the year, she was named First Team All-City. Overall, in her career at Westchester, she scored 1,504 points and averaged 16.3 points in her 92 games.