#50 Ejike Obinna


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

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  • 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


  • Obinna, a 6’10 center originally from Enugu, Nigeria, who attended the Virginia Academy in Ashburn, Va., was a 4-star prospect by ESPN.com and Rivals.com, and was the 107th-ranked prospect in the class of 2017 by 247sports.com at end of his junior season
  • Played in 56 career games and made 29 starts

Redshirt Sophomore (2019-20):

  • Played in 31 games and made 15 starts. 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 at Memorial Gym
  • Scored 7 points in return to the floor vs. Southeast Missouri
  • Recorded career high 3 steals in a home game against Tennessee (Jan. 18, 2020)
  • Made season-high six field goals against Texas A&M

Redshirt Freshman (2018-19):

  • Redshirted the 2018-19 season

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
  • Was 6-9 from the field against Mississippi State in Starkville
  • Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds against Virginia

High School:

  • Averaged 16.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 assists per game.
  • Scored over 1,000 points in his career
  • First student at Virginia Academy to receive a full scholarship to a college academic institution.  He chose the Commodores over Florida, Oklahoma, Clemson, and Virginia Tech


  • Ejike Simon Obinna
  • December 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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