|No. 2 – Uni Girona CB|
|Born||28 April 1990|
|Nationality||Nigerian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||165 lb (75 kg)|
|High school||Alief Elsik (Houston, Texas)|
|College||Texas A&M (2008–2012)|
|WNBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2012–2013||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2013–2014||Beroil–Ciudad de Burgos|
|2019–present||Uni Girona CB|
|Career highlights and awards|
Adaora Nnenna Elonu, (born on 28 April 1990), is a Nigerian-American basketball forward for the Nigerian's national team and the Uni Girona CB. Elonu played college basketball for Texas A&M, with whom she won the 2011 NCAA Championship.
In 2012, she went overseas, playing one season in Israel for Hapoel Galil Elyon, after which she signed in Spain with Beroil–Ciudad de Burgos. After the team disbanded, she signed for CB Conquero with whom she won the 2016 Copa de la Reina, being selected as the tournament's MVP. Despite not playing several games with the club due to lack of payment of her wages, she likewise finished the regular season with the highest efficiency ranking. Subsequently, she signed for Spanish champion CB Avenida for season 2016–17.she averaged 9.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position
Elonu moved to spanish side Uni Girona CB in August, 2019. she won Most Valuable Player (MVP) as Uni Girona, defeated Perfumerías Avenida 82-80 points to lift the Spanish Super Cup at the Fontajau in September, 2019.
Elonu has played with the Nigerian's national team with whom she achieved the bronze medal in the AfroBasket Women 2015, being elected as part of the tournament's All-Star Five. She was part of the Nigerian side that won gold at the Afrobasket 2017 championship in Mali. She averaged the team's high 3.9 assists per game. She was also a member of the tournament's top ten players. Elonu emerged captain of the Nigeria Women's National Basketball Team on 10 August while the team camped in Atlanta in preparation for the 2018 FIBA Women's World Cup. During the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, she averaged 7.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Adaora Elonu is sister to also professional basketball player Chinemelu Elonu.
Awards and accomplishments
- 2011: 2011 NCAA Championship
- 2016: Spanish Cup (being named Tournament MVP)
- 2019: Spanish Cup (being named Tournament MVP)
- 2015: Bronze Medal at AfroBasket Women 2015 (named in the tournament's All-Star Five)
- Adaora Elonu, an MVP from Texas to Donosti (spanish) Archived 12 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- Adaora Elonu, la mejor jugadora de la temporada, elige Perfumerías Avenida Archived 7 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- "Adaora Elonu earns All Star honours at Afrobasket Women 2015 | BWB". www.basketballwithinborders.com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
- Aya Traore named AfroBasket Women 2015 MVP, headlines All-Star Five
- "Adaora Elonu named captain of Nigeria D'Tigress | BWB". www.basketballwithinborders.com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.