Growing up in public housing in New York and New Jersey with seven older siblings and a single mom working three jobs, Cal State Fullerton basketball standout E.J. Anosike faced some tough times. But it never stopped him from chasing his dreams.
As a young teenager, he traveled daily from East Orange, New Jersey, to St. Peter’s Boys’ High School on Staten Island. His older brothers had attended the Catholic school when the family lived in the New York City borough, and he wanted to follow in their footsteps.
“E.J. had to get up at 4:30 a.m. each day,” said his brother Ifesinachi, a registered nurse anesthetist in Alexandria, Virginia. “When I think back him making that nearly three-hour, one-way commute on his own as a 13-year-old, it nearly brings me to tears.” Continue reading in Titan Athletics.