Ejiofor joins women's hoops team

Aug. 24, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Blessing Ejiofor, a key member of the Commodores’ highly regarded 2016 signing class, has joined Stephanie White’s Vanderbilt program and is eligible for the 2017-18 season.

Ejiofor, a native of Ebonyi, Nigeria who sat out the 2016-17 season, brings size and athleticism to White’s squad. She is a 6-foot-5 center/forward who helped Eastside (N.J.) High School to consecutive Passiac County championships and selected Vanderbilt over Duke, LSU and Syracuse among others.

White is happy to have Ejiofor on campus and looks forward to acclimating the newest Commodore to a squad that opens the season Nov. 10 against Middle Tennessee.

“We are so happy that Blessing is on campus with our team,” White said. "We look forward to her impact on our program both on and off the floor.”

Several recruiting experts included Ejiofor among the nation’s top post players as a senior. An excellent rebounder and shot-blocker, Ejiofor was ranked No. 20 by ESPN HoopGurlz at her position.

Ejiofor joins a Commodore program that lacked interior size a year ago. White also addressed the position in her 2017 signing class, adding 6-4 freshman center Paige Warren of Dublin, Ohio, and two talented 6-5 transfers, forward Mariella Fasoula from Boston College and center Bree Horrocks from Purdue.


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