Festus Ezeli

Festus Ezeli (POR) “Fez” nike

(Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)
(Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)


PORCenter: 6’11, 265 lbs; 4th year, Vanderbilt 

NBA Role: rim protector • UnderDOG

After a successful championship run in Oakland, Vandy’s Festus Ezeli now patrols the paint up in Rip City; whether it’s as a starter or as a reserve, Festus Ezeli’s mission is to protect the basket; nice athlete, worked a ton to improve anticipation & timing on D: rotates well for blocks, able to control the glass if his mind’s fully into it; though Ezeli isn’t a shooter, his defense makes up for it – versatile enough to play with almost any lineup: can play fast & thrive off stretch bigs, has experience playing next to more traditional four men; won’t give you a ton of buckets: no longer a poor pass-catcher, Ezeli is still working on consistency w/ his righty hook; terrible foul shooter (around 50%) – Fez’s Achilles’ Heel; late bloomer w/ nice upside under Terry Stotts; missed 2016-17 season (left knee surgery)

Signature Shot: righty hook off the glass

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76


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  • Career: 4.2 points/game, 4.3 rebounds/game, 51% FG
  • NBA Champion (2015) LOB
  • Graduated from HS (in Nigeria) at age 14