Ejike Obinna - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#50 Ejike Obinna


Class Senior
Height 6'10"
Weight 243
Hometown Enugu, Nigeria
High School Virginia Academy
Major Human & Org. Development

Student-Athlete Features

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As a Redshirt Junior (2020-21)

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Played in 19 games, started four and averaged 8.0 minutes per game
  • Finished season with 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game
  • Shot 47 percent overall and 80 percent (8 of 10) from free throw line
  • Seven rebounds and season-high six points against Arkansas (Jan. 23)
  • Four points and season-high nine rebounds in win over Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 13)
  • Six points on 3 of 3 shooting and two rebounds in season debut against Valparaiso (Nov. 27)

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2019-20):

  • Played in 31 games, made 15 starts and averaged 3.8 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game
  • Tallied a season-high 13 points at Ole Miss – also scored in double figures against Texas A&M (12) and at Mississippi State (12)
  • Grabbed career-high 12 rebounds against Florida
  • Scored seven points vs. Southeast Missouri
  • Recorded career high three steals against Tennessee
  • Made season-high six field goals against Texas A&M

As a Redshirt Freshman (2018-19):

  • Redshirted the 2018-19 season

As a Freshman (2017-18):

  • Played in 25 games and made 14 starts
  • Averaged 2.7 points per game in 9.4 minutes
  • Scored a career-high 14 points in career-best 22 minutes at Mississippi State and was 6-for-9 from the field
  • Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Virginia

High School:

  • Averaged 16.6 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, one steals and one assists per game
  • Scored more than 1,000 points in his career
  • First student at Virginia Academy to receive a full scholarship to a college academic institution – chose the Commodores over Florida, Oklahoma, Clemson and Virginia Tech

The Obinna File

  • Ejike Simon Obinna
  • 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Has played in 56 career games and made 29 starts
  • Born Dec. 14, 1999
  • Son of Caroline Ejike
  • Has two brothers, Chomezie and Chinonso and three sisters, Ijeoma, Amaka, and Ipeoma
  • Majoring in Human and Organizational Development
  • Advice to young people: “Work hard and believe in yourself”

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