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FESTUS EZELI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Stallings excited about new composition of Vanderbilt hoops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It has been a wild ride for Vanderbilt basketball since winning the 2012 SEC Tournament championship. That team had three players -- John Jenkins (Hawks), Festus Ezeli (Warriors) and Jeff Taylor (Bobcats) -- drafted into the NBA, the Commodores' greatest draft haul in the same year. With that talent gone, Vanderbilt overachieved two seasons ago in what coach...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors draft Vanderbilt's Ezeli with 30th pick

The Golden State Warriors have selected Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli with the 30th pick in the NBA draft. The Warriors stuck with size again when they took the Nigerian native with the final pick in Thursday night's first round. Golden State also selected 6-foot-8 small forward Harrison Barnes of North Carolina seventh overall. The 6-foot-11, 255-pound Ezeli set Vanderbilt...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Draft Profile: Festus Ezeli

Festus EzeliVanderbilt - Senior (Born 1989)Center7'0" 264lbsThe Good:- legit NBA size- incredible length - 7'6" wingspan- extremely strong- good shot blocker- showed improvement over his collegiate career The Bad:- 23-years-old when season starts- not much of an offensive game- weak rebounder- injury concerns- foul proneNBA Comparison: Samuel DalembertThe Skinny...
Via Hoops Manifesto
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Multinational Vanderbilt trio taking over NBA draft

ATLANTA -- Patricia Ezeli will experience a sense of warmth Thursday evening, nestled with her family in California, a student of a foreign game awaiting her most anticipated lesson yet. A native of Nigeria, basketball was far from her consciousness less than a decade ago. But things change. Her son, Festus, moved to the United States and, soon enough, she began following the sport...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt looks past 20-win seasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Its a 20-win season for the Vanderbilt mens basketball team as it heads into Saturdays showdown at Rupp Arena against No. 1 Kentucky the seventh 20-win season in the last nine under coach Kevin Stallings and yet something about the achievement seems to be a little bit empty. It used to be a real bench mark, Stallings said after Wednesdays 59-48 win over South...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ezeli scores 21 as Vanderbilt downs LSU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Festus Ezeli scored 21 points in helping Vanderbilt beat LSU 76-61 Wednesday night and snap a two-game skid. Vanderbilt (17-7, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) had lost at Arkansas and then-No. 12 Florida, which knocked it back out of the Top 25. The Commodores bounced back at home, even though they came out flat and a bit sloppy with a visit Saturday night...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt's Struggles As Much About Point Guard Weakness As Missing Ezeli

While not having Festus Ezeli hurts Vanderbilt's chances to win, the absence of a true point guard who can control the offense late in games is sizable flaw.
Via RealGM
November 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt center Ezeli injures knee

Vanderbilt senior center Festus Ezeli will miss between six and eight weeks with the seventh-ranked Commodores after spraining ligaments in his right knee in practice. The Commodores announced the injury Friday afternoon. Ezeli was hurt Tuesday in practice, but the Commodores say he will not need surgery to repair the MCL and PCL ligaments in his knee. The Commodores already were...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt center out 6-8 weeks with sprained knee

Vanderbilt senior center Festus Ezeli will miss between six and eight weeks with the seventh-ranked Commodores after spraining ligaments in his right knee in practice. The Commodores announced the injury Friday afternoon. Ezeli was hurt Tuesday in practice, but the Commodores say he will not need surgery to repair the MCL and PCL ligaments in his knee. The Commodores already were...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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