However, Golden State eventually lost in seven games to the Cavs. By not attending full-time, he retained a full four years of college eligibility and was still able to practice with the team; he also served as the team's videographer. Advertisement. Festus had accomplished more than enough to justify a triumphant return to Nigeria. After spending more than half of his life away from home, Festus was a far cry from that 13-year-old kid. Log In. Festus Ezeli is a member of Basketball Player Vanderbilt chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said of Ezeli: "You can imagine what it's like to hear his perspective on world trade, globalization and the economics of American sports. Ezeli con l'uniforme dei Golden State Warriors: Nazionalità ... Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndelue (Benin City, 21 ottobre 1989) è un ex cestista nigeriano. Known Residents. How did I get here?"[2]. About. Nigerian power forward/center who entered the NBA in 2012 with the Golden State Warriors. Meet Festus Ezeli, a professional basketball player, originally from Nigeria. I was getting frustrated with it. Festus Ezeli was born on October 21, 1989 in Benin City, Nigeria. In 2016, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. [13] The injury kept him out all of January, when on January 28, he was assigned to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League for rehabilitation. He helped the Warriors win an NBA Championship in 2015. Sometimes I think about it now and I'm like, Damn. Birthday. [14] On February 2, he was recalled by Golden State after successfully competing in two D-League games. Height. Festus Ezeli - Biography. Birth Date. 49 talking about this. Festus rode out after Jack, who had come to the attention of Marshal Matt Dillon when he killed a local farmer and stole his wagon. [10], In June 2013, Ezeli was ruled out for six to nine months after undergoing surgery on his right knee. Popularity . Details. Offers from 27 Division I schools he knew almost nothing about rolled in. Festus Ezeli. 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He didn't learn the game in elementary school like I did. My first name is Ifeanyi, and that means 'nothing is impossible with God'. Follow ... NEWS. Birth Date. Advertisement. Born and raised in Nigeria, Festus grinded academically through childhood not once laying a hand on a basketball. "[1] He concentrated on academics, graduating from high school while still age 14, and aspiring to become a physician. As of 2021, Festus Ezeli’s is not dating anyone. He last appeared in the 2016 NBA Finals; he has not played following knee surgery in the 2017 season. In an episode of Africans In Sports, Festus was more than happy to share his childhood memories with host, COSeezy, stating expressly how much he enjoyed living in Nigeria and dispelling a few stereotypes in the process. In the 2015 NBA playoffs, Ezeli logged key minutes as the first big man off Golden State's bench, often filling in for the foul-prone Andrew Bogut. Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue (born October 21, 1989) is a Nigerian former professional basketball player who played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Festus Ezeli of the Golden State Warriors grabs the rebound against the Milwaukee Bucks on March 4, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (@The Vertical 1st) He was born to Festus Sr. and Patricia Ezeli. [2] The start of his organized basketball career, with a low-level AAU team, was especially inauspicious; his first points were scored in his own team's basket. In 2012, he joined All-Star point guard Stephen Curry in Golden State. Benin City. [23] Two months later, he suffered a minor setback in his comeback from the procedure, with swelling in his left knee. It's kind of surreal. Festus Ezeli - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday. [3] Head coach Kevin Stallings added that Ezeli would be able to redshirt his first year at the school to allow him more time to develop, since the program had a highly touted Australian prospect, A. J. Ogilvy, arriving at the same time and playing Ezeli's position. He played college basketball for Vanderbilt before being selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. The former Warriors center is now also a former Trail Blazer. I tried again in 2006. Below we countdown to Festus Ezeli upcoming birthday. On July 7, 2016, Ezeli signed with the Portland Trail Blazers. After graduating at age 14 from senior high school, he transferred into Yuba City, California to live with his uncle. The Warriors made it to the 2016 NBA Finals after overcoming a 3–1 deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder, winning the Western Conference Finals in seven games. .awaited his arrival as if he were Bigfoot. In this article, we take a look at Festus Ezeli's net worth in 2021, total earnings, salary, and biography. The Warriors, with the help of Ezeli, advanced deep into the postseason to win the Western Conference Finals against James Harden and the Houston Rockets in a 4–1 series. 1.1 NBA (2012-2017) 1.1.1 Golden State Warriors (2012-2016) 1.1.2 Portland Trail Blazers (2016-2017) 2 Statistiche NBA. As per our current Database, Festus Ezeli is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020). Festus Ezeli is a Nigerian Basketball Player from Benin City. Festus Ezeli will not return to the Blazers next season. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the 30th pick in the 1st round of the 2012 NBA draft. Festus Ezeli. David Aldridge: Portland believes its 2-year, $15M deal 4 Festus Ezeli shouldn’t impact its ability to keep RFAs Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe, Moe Harkless. Festus Ezeli is a Nigerian famous celebrity, who was born on 21 October, 1989 in Benin City, Nigeria. During his first two years in the program, while still learning many of the basics of the sport, he was frequently dominated in practice by Ogilvy. Player Info. Birth Sign Libra. Most Popular #49893. Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #51 — Festus Ezeli During his time with the Golden State Warriors , Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Most Recent NBA Team: Golden State Warriors. Nigerian power forward/center who entered the NBA in 2012 with the Golden State Warriors. Festus Ezeli biography with personal life, married and affair info. © FamousBirthdays.com - use subject to the information collection practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. [2] He took a year of classes at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, but did not play basketball; different sources report that he was either ineligible to play because he had graduated from high school in Nigeria[1] or cut during tryouts. Player Info. Festus Ezeli will not return to the Blazers next season. [3], Ezeli arrived in Nashville in 2007 as a biology major and among the rawest of basketball prospects. He was born on October 21, 1989 (31 years old) in Benin City, Edo as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue. Ezeli won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2015. Ezeli has a half-sister named Marie Nkechi Ndulue. Prior to Warriors, he played college basketball for Vanderbilt. He was trying to learn the game while competing effectively in the SEC. This summer, he returned for the first time in 15 years as an NBA champion and hero in his country. Just better. But we all understood if the payday came, if it really came, if he understood the game, if he was experienced, then it was going to give him a chance to be different than other guys. One of five children, Ezeli remembered in a 2011 interview with Andy Katz of ESPN.com, "My parents told me I was an unusual child. 31 Year Old Basketball Player #24. Festus Ezeli will celebrate 31rd birthday on a Wednesday 21st of October 2020. Festus Ezeli is a Nigerian basketball player. Steady hands and academically oriented parents led Festus Ezeli, at the age of 14, to graduate high school early and head to the United States to study to be a physician. "[1], Ezeli was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. All of us are looking for more finished products. Official Facebook Page of FESTUS EZELI INFO. In 2012, he joined All-Star point guard Stephen Curry in Golden State. Details. On December 22, 2014, he scored a then-career-high 15 points in a 128–108 win over the Sacramento Kings. [20] He returned to action on April 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing 31 games. Fergus, however, made it back to the Haggen place and told Festus what happened. Elk Grove. Below we countdown to Festus Ezeli upcoming birthday. Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue (born October 21, 1989) is a Nigerian former professional basketball player who played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fact: Festus Ezeli is turning 32 years old in . Official Facebook Page of FESTUS EZELI Currently, Festus Ezeli is 30 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue (born October 21, 1989) is a Nigerian former professional basketball player who played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). [15] The following day, he made his return for Golden State, playing eight minutes of action in a win over the Sacramento Kings. Produced on October 21, 1989, at Benin City, Nigeria as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue, he wished to pay attention to his studies and be doctor. [2], Shortly after Ezeli arrived in Yuba City, his uncle encouraged him to take up what seemed to be the most appropriate sport for a 6'8" (2.03 m) teenager—basketball. On July 6, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Warriors. He played college basketball for Vanderbilt before being selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. Read up on Festus Ezeli's biography, career, awards and more on ESPN. Age: 31. [25] On March 8, 2017, he underwent surgery on his left knee and was ruled out for the entire 2016–17 season. Ezeli won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2015. 6'11" Weight. # 31. [4] By then, he had reached 6'11" (2.11 m),[3] and averaged 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game,[4] earning an invitation to the Reebok All-American Camp in July 2007.[2]. [24] In mid-December, it became apparent to the Trail Blazers that conservative treatment of Ezeli's aching left knee wasn't working, and that season-ending surgery was imminent. [2][4], With Ogilvy gone, Ezeli had a breakout season in 2010–11, averaging 13 points and 6.3 rebounds[5] while being named a second-team All-SEC (Southeastern Conference) performer. Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue (born October 21, 1989) is a Nigerian professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Added in 24 Hours. Indice. Info about Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli associated with the businesses registered at this address. Produced on October 21, 1989, at Benin City, Nigeria as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue, he wished to pay attention to his studies and be doctor. He helped the Warriors win an NBA Championship in 2015. Scarica foto di … He was born to Festus Sr. and Patricia Ezeli. STATS. Benin City , Nigeria. 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