2020 Signee Gony Named McDonald's All-American Games Nominee
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami women’s basketball 2020 signee Nyayongah Gony has been named a McDonald’s All-American Games nominee. Gony is one of three nominees from the state of Nebraska and is the only forward of the trio.
A 6-foot, 3-inch forward from Lincoln, Nebraska, Gony is ranked as the No. 56 overall player in the class of 2020 by espnW HoopGurlz. Considered a four-star prospect by multiple major outlets, the forward comes in at No. 13 (espnW HoopGurlz) and No. 30 (ProspectsNations.com) among forwards in the 2020 class and is considered the top recruit in the state of Nebraska.
The Lincoln High standout was just shy of averaging a double-double as a junior, totaling 11.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in 2018-19. For her performance, Gony earned Class A All-State honors and was tabbed to the Lincoln Journal Star All-City Second Team in 2018-19.
Basketball runs in the family as Gony’s sister, Nyagoa, is currently a sophomore on the Purdue women’s basketball team. Gony chose Miami over offers from Louisville, Florida State, Nebraska and Purdue among others.
Gony and the Lincoln High School girls’ basketball team currently sit at 8-3 this season and have won four straight games.