National Nigerian Basketball Team
Joyce Ekworomadu is a Nigerian-American born August 6, 1986 in Edmond, Oklahoma and raised in Dallas, TX. She attended Texas State University where she averaged 18.9pts/gm, was Southland Conference Player of the Year, led the team to the school’s first ever Conference championship, became the 5th player in Texas state history to record over 1500 points and 600 rebounds, voted on the all-Decade team, ESPN CoSIDA All-academic team, 3rd Place – ESPN 3PT Shootout (2008), was Nominated for Female athlete of the year and graduated with a BBA in Marketing. Post college, she played in the WNBA (San Antonio Silverstars), Poland, Italy and is a current member of the National Nigerian Basketball Team. She has traveled to over 40 countries playing the game of basketball.
Joyce is the 12th female of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters. She has appeared on many news and media outlets around the world. She was featured on the Jimmy Fallon show, Nickelodeon’s “Mutt ‘N Stuff”, The Queen Latifah Show, The Rachael Ray Show, ET Canada and many more. In the offseason, she trains youth in the fundamental skills of basketball throughout the nation with her company, BALLFX which stands for “Basketball Affects Lives.” She was the 2019 Jr.NBA coach of the Year nominee as well as led an 8th grade girls team to an undefeated season going on to win a City Championship. She teaches and coaches young girls leadership skills at an all girls school and is also a motivational speaker who is partnered with the WNBA Dallas Wings. She has spoken to over 50,000 kids on the topics of bullying prevention, character building, the importance of exercise, embracing adversity and female empowerment all over the country.
- To help expand income-generating and entrepreneurial activities for women
- Be part of empowering 100,000 women through access to clean, sustainable water
- Clean water access strengthens women’s power within their households and community