Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah never considered playing Division I basketball while growing up in Nigeria.
The junior forward’s journey to the United States began in a gym in her hometown of Abuja, the country’s capital. Kunaiyi-Akpanah was getting shots up when Mobolaji Akiode, founder of Hope 4 Girls Africa, spotted her and was intrigued. Akiode’s Lagos-based organization is dedicated to giving underserved young African women an opportunity to play organized basketball….
Source: Northwestern Magazine