Joyce “Sweet J” Ekworomadu (eck-wor-oh-MAA-doo) is the 12th female player in the history of the Globetrotters. The 5-10 sharp-shooter out of Texas State University was the Southland Conference Player of the Year and Student Athlete of the Year in 2008, when she averaged 18.7 ppg and led the school to an opening round Women’s NIT victory (hitting the game-winning shot), the first postseason win in program history. Ekworomadu connected on a school-record 82 three-pointers her senior year and finished third in the 2008 College 3-Point Championship. She previously played professionally in Poland and Italy and has been a member of the Nigerian national team since 2007. The parents of the Dallas native are from Nigeria but moved to the U.S. before she was born. Ekworomadu joins the Globetrotters with current female stars TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner.
Here in Texas, Joy is like basketball royalty. She’s well respected within the basketball community and we wish her the best. Hope you go check her out when the Globetrotters hit your town!!