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Adaora Elonu Nigeria basketball player

Adaora Nnenna Elonu, (born on 28 April 1990), is a Nigerian-American women’s basketball forward, who currently plays for CB Avenida.
She played in college 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 hightest efficiency ranking. Subsequently, she signed for Spanish champion CB Avenida for season 2016-17.
She 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 is sister to also professional basketball player Chinemelu Elonu.


  • 2008–12: Texas A&M – NCAA Division I
  • 2012–13: Galil Eliol – Israel
  • 2013–14: Beroil–Ciudad de Burgos – Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
  • 2014–16: CB Conquero – Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
  • 2016–: CB Avenida – Liga Femenina de Baloncesto



  • 2011: 2011 NCAA Championship
  • 2016: Spanish Cup (being named Tournament MVP)

National Team

  • 2015: Bronze Medal at AfroBasket Women 2015 (named in the tournament’s All-Star Five)

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