#50 Ejike Obinna

F/C

Height 6'10"
Weight 243
Position F/C
Class Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown Enugu, Nigeria
High School Virginia Academy

General:

  • 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
  • He was also named the Capital Beltway Defensive Player of the Year in his junior year.  Played in 25 games and made 14 starts as a true freshman

Redshirt Sophomore (2019-20):

  • Scored 7 points in return to the floor vs. Southeast Missouri
  • Had a season high 12 points Jan. 11, 2020 vs. Texas A&M. 2 off his career high
  • Has blocked a shot in 5 of 18 games so far this season
  • Recorded career high 3 steals in a home game against Tennessee (Jan. 18, 2020)
  • Obinna has started 5 of the last 9 games and averages just over 22 minutes per game since Dec. 18, 2019

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

Personal:

  • 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.”


Ejike Obinna by Vanderbilt Athletics on Exposure