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Festus Ezeli
Festus Ezeli
Position: C
Born: 10/21/89
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Salary: $2,008,748
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Which brings us to the subject of a contract extension. Ezeli will earn $2 million next season but can become a restricted free agent next July. It has been speculated that Ezeli could be in line for a deal averaging as much as $10 million. Asked recently about an extension for Ezeli, Warriors general manager Bob Myers said the matter would be addressed before the Oct. 31 deadline. “We love them and we’re going to try to keep them as long as we can,” Myers said, referring to Harrison Barnes and Ezeli. “Thankfully, like with Draymond (Green), they would be restricted free agents. But hopefully we can figure something out like we have with a lot of our players. They’re a key part of what we do. Without them, we don’t win a championship.”
via CSNBayArea.com
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Festus Ezeli said he advanced quickly in school and was promoted past the fifth and sixth grades by American standards at the private Igbinedion Education Center in Benin City. He actually earned his high school diploma just months from his 15th birthday. “The common knowledge of Africa is poverty, which we do have a lot of,” Ezeli said. “But the affluent and educated exist in Nigeria as well. My parents worked hard enough to send me to an international school. At the school I learned about different parts of the world. I learned to get out of a small-town mentality and to aspire to be great.”
via Yahoo! Sports
Festus Ezeli arrived to Sacramento standing 6-foot-8 with plenty of room left to grow. While school remained the focus, his uncle believed it made a lot of sense for his nephew to begin playing basketball, too. “[Ndulue] saw my height and said, ‘We could do something with this,’ ” Festus Ezeli said. “I told him that I came to America to be a doctor. He told me, ‘You can play basketball and use basketball to pay for your education.’ We all thought it was a good idea, but we didn’t realize how hard it would be.”
via Yahoo! Sports