April 24th, 2012
Former Vanderbilt Center Festus Ezeli didn’t start playing the game of basketball until he was a teenager, but since then he has made the most of his opportunities. After being primarily a backup for much of his first two seasons, Ezeli started his Junior and Senior years while averaging double digit scoring in each season. He also holds the Vanderbilt single season record for blocked shots with 87. Now that his college career is over, Ezeli has set his sights on the NBA.
Remember Jeremy Lamb, the guard from UConn? No, not the one you saw this year that underachieved, the one that was an intergral his squad to the NCAA Championship alongside Kemba Walker. He had as an impressive a tournament during UConn’s title run as any freshman in college basketball that year. People were surprised that he’d even bother coming back to school this past season despite being perceived as a lock to be picked in the lottery.