Scumlife Athletics: E.J. Anosike





  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 All-NEC (First Team)
  • 2020 NEC Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award
  • NEC Player of the Week (March 2, 2020)
  • NEC Player of the Week (Feb. 17, 2020)
  • NEC Player of the Week (Dec. 23, 2019)
  • NEC Player of the Week (Dec. 9, 2019)
  • NEC Player of the Week (Nov. 25, 2019)
  • 2019 All-NEC (Second Team)
  • 2019 NEC Most Improved Player of the Year
  • NEC Player of the Week (Jan. 7, 2019)

2020-21 - SENIOR

  • Game-by-Game Statistics 
  • Entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on April 9, 2021.
  • Saw action off the bench in 22 contests, including 15 SEC games in SEC play.
  • More than half of his rebounds (22 of 42) came on the offensive glass.
  • Made his NCAA Tournament debut in Tennessee's first-round game against Oregon State (3/19/21), playing four minutes off the bench.
  • Was active on the defensive end against Georgia (2/10/21), recording a pair of steals in eight minutes of action.
  • Scored a season-high nine points and ripped down five rebounds in Tennessee's 38-point thumping of Saint Joseph's (12/21/20).
  • Scored four points and pulled in four rebounds in the Vols' dominant 103-49 victory over Tennessee Tech (12/18/20).
  • Put together his most complete performance as a Vol in the win over Appalachian State (12/15/20), tallying six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes off the bench.
  • Grad transfer made his Tennessee debut in UT's season-opening win over Colorado (12/8/20), totaling four points, four rebounds (all offensive), an assist and a block in 14 minutes off the bench.

2019-20 - JUNIOR (Sacred Heart University)

  • Received his degree in Finance and Business Economics, with a minor in Accounting, in May of 2020.
  • Posted a 3.57 GPA and earned the 2020 Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • Named to the 2019-20 Lou Henson All-America Team and also was a first-team All-NEC selection.
  • Ranked among the top 20 in all of Division I in offensive rebounds per game (4.18, fourth), total rebounds per game (11.6 rpg, sixth), double-doubles (18, seventh) and defensive rebounds per game (7.42, 19th).
  • His career rebounding averages climbed from 3.9 rpg as a freshman to 8.1 ppg as a sophomore to a league-leading 11.6 rpg as a junior.
  • Scored 1,098 points in his three seasons at Sacred Heart (joining two of his siblings as Division I 1,000-point scorers).
  • Prior to transferring to Tennessee, he was on track to become the just sixth player in NEC history to reach 1,000 career rebounds.
  • Totaled 27 double-doubles during his three seasons at SHU, including a streak of seven straight games in January of 2020.
  • Started all 33 games and led his team in scoring (15.7 ppg), rebounding (11.6 rpg), offensive rebounding (4.2 orpg) and minutes played (33.2 mpg) while shooting .484 from the field.
  • His 22-rebound effort at LIU (2/15/20) was a school record during SHU's time as a Division I program; it also pushed him over the 1,000-rebound mark for his career.
  • In May of 2019, he worked a “Simply Smiles” basketball camp at The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in La Plant, South Dakota.

2018-19 - SOPHOMORE (Sacred Heart University)

  • Was named the NEC Most Improved Player of the Year and also was selected to the All-NEC second team after averaging 14.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
  • His 8.1 rebounds per game led the Pioneers and ranked second among all NEC players.
  • His 3.28 offensive rebounds per game led the NEC and ranked 23rd in Division I.
  • Led the team with seven double-doubles and was SHU's top rebounder in 15 games.
  • Scored a career-high 27 points in a win over St. Francis Brooklyn (2/2/19).

2017-18 - FRESHMAN (Sacred Heart University)

  • Appeared in 30 of 31 total games, averaging 4,2 points and 3.9 rebounds.
  • Logged double-doubles in wins over Mitchell (11/22/17) and St. Francis Brooklyn (1/13/18).


  • Completed a postgrad year at St. Thomas More School in Montville, Connecticut.
  • Earned All-NEPSAC honorable mention recognition.


  • Graduated from Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey
  • A 1,000-point scorer, he averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals per game as a senior.
  • Was a first-team All-North Jersey performer and a second-team All-Bergen County honoree.


  • Last name pronounced: ann-uh-SICK-ee
  • Full name is Ejimofor Anosike
  • Born Nov. 11, 1998, in Staten Island, New York
  • Son of Ngozi and Ben Anosike
  • His older sister, Nicky Anosike, was a two-time national champion with the Lady Vols basketball program from 2004-08 and twice was named to the NCAA All-Final Four Team.
  • His older brother, O.D. Anosike, played basketball at Siena from 2009-13.
  • Is UT's second all-time men's basketball player from the state of New Jersey.
  • Academic Major: Agricultural Economics (graduate level)
  • Recipient of the Bertelkamp Basketball Scholarship Endowment Fund


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