8 Popular Truths On Festus Ezeli

1. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the 30th pick in the 1st round of the 2012 NBA draft.

2. One of five children, Ezeli remembered in a 2011 interview with Andy Katz of, “My parents told me I was an unusual child.

3. To further his career goals, his parents sent him in 2004 to live with his uncle, a pediatrician in Yuba City, California.

4. Recalling that incident, he said, “Everybody was running up the court, and I was just running with them.

5. Also in the Katz interview, Ezeli remarked on his struggles to learn the game:

6. At age 16, Ezeli joined a second AAU team and also enrolled part-time at Yuba Community College.

7. Offers from 27 Division I schools he knew almost nothing about rolled in.”

8. With Ogilvy gone, Ezeli had a breakout season in 2010–11, averaging 13 points and 6.3 rebounds He also broke Will Perdue’s Vanderbilt single-season record for blocked shots.

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