Get To Know ... Blessing Ejiofor

Oct. 3, 2017

Blessing Ejiofor comes to Nashville from Ebonyi, Nigeria and will be a freshman on the women’s basketball team this season. Ejiofor and the rest of her Commodore teammates have officially opened the 2017-18 slate and as practices got underway Ejiofor caught up with to talk about some of her favorite things.

Favorite WNBA team: LA Sparks 

Favorite NBA team: Golden State

The one WNBA player you wished was your teammate:  Candace Parker

Age I picked up a basketball: 13 years old. 

When I was a kid I tried to be like: Naomi Campbell

Three words that describe the way I play basketball: Energy, Fearless and Competitive.

What I need to improve on to be a better player: Ballhandling and Offense.

The thing that impresses me most about Coach White: She’s very eloquent. She explains what she wants the team to execute explicitly. She’s also disciplined and passionate.

Favorite part about playing at Memorial Gym:  I love everything about Memorial Gym.

Favorite sport other than basketball: Volleyball

Favorite musical performer:  Adele

Favorite movie: Save the Last Dance

Nobody will believe I watch this TV show: I barely watch TV

Favorite midnight snack: Oreos

Favorite thing about myself: I’m resilient, strong inside and I mind my business.

My basketball “dream team” would be: LA Sparks

The best tasting food I can make: Rice and Tomato stew.

Three things on my bucket list are: Create a source of passive income, develop a general knowledge of important topics, get a PhD and Build a Habitat for Humanity home.

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Serena Williams

Favorite thing to do away from basketball: Sleep

One thing my hometown is famous for: Mineral resources.

My best non-athletic talent: Analytical mind and Self-Management

If I won the lottery, I would: Ensure that kids in Nigeria have an opportunity to fulfill their potential, help to provide quality education, organize basketball camps in Nigeria and put smiles on the faces of the kids back home in every possible way

Ultimate vacation destination: Venice, Italy

The best advice I’ve received: If you put God first you will never be last. 

Biggest influence in my life: My mom and my little sister Deborah.

My advice to young people is: I’ve learned not to take anything for granted and also the significance of being organized and disciplined. My advice to young people is don’t ever try to please anyone and trust none.

I chose to attend Vanderbilt: Because of the Academics, the Southern Hospitality and Basketball, of course. I love everything about Vanderbilt.





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