Basketball adds Britney Onyeje, Guard, transfer from UCF

Onyeje comes to Houston after spending a season in Orlando at UCF. The Pflugerville, Texas native will return to her home state to join the Houston Women’s basketball program as a guard. Onyeje closed out her high school career as a two-time TABC All-State and TABC All-Region selection, appearing in the TGCA All-Star Team as a senior. Her senior season was highlighted by a nomination for the McDonald’s All- American game, and Team MVP honors. During her sophomore season Onyeje was named the 13-6A Defensive Player of the Year, earning District MVP honors her junior year and newcomer of the year honors during her freshman season.
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“Britney is a magnificent kid,” said Hughey. “She will be tremendous for our culture as well a great student. When you see her in person and when she plays she will remind you of Julia Blackshell-Fair; athletic, kind-hearted, humble and an overall great kid that will do great things for this program.”

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Onyeje redshirted the 2018-'19 season at UCF. However, unless she’s granted a waiver from the NCAA, Onyeje is not expected to play for the Coogs until the 2020-'21 season.

“Britney is a magnificent kid,” Coach Hughey said. “She will be tremendous for our culture as well a great student. When you see her in person and when she plays she will remind you of Julia Blackshell-Fair (5’10” junior in the fall): athletic, kind-hearted, humble and an overall great kid that will do great things for this program."

Onyeje graduated from Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, TX. She earned Team MVP honors for the 2017-'18 season; and, she was a two-time Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-State and All-Region selection her junior and senior years.