On Thursday, May 2, students and faculty gathered in the Fireplace Room on Hyde School’s Woodstock campus to witness senior Christian Ejiga signing his letter of intent to play division 1 basketball at the University of Maine this fall.
In a release done by the University of Maine, the men’s head basketball coach Ted Woodward shared his excitement to have Ejiga join their basketball program. “[Ejiga] plays with great passion, and is a very versatile player with skills, size and strength, and tremendous potential. Coach Tom Bragg and the staff at the Hyde School have done an outstanding job preparing him for the next level academically and athletically.”
Christian Ejiga, a two-year senior at Hyde-Woodstock, is originally from Lagos, Nigeria and is the son of Gadson and Margaret Ejiga.
Ejiga played forward for the Hyde School boys varsity basketball team for the past two years, averaging more than 16 points and 8 rebounds per game. He led the Wolfpack to the 2012 NEPSAC Class C Championship.
“I’m very excited to see that Christian Ejiga has decided on the University of Maine to further his education and play basketball on the next level,” shared Tom Bragg, assistant dean and head men’s basketball coach at the Hyde School. “The university community is getting an outstanding citizen who has a lot of heart and drive to become a better person. On the court he will make an immediate impact by rebounding, hard play, leadership, and intensity like no other. I am proud of the growth Christian has made here at Hyde and I know coach Woodward will help him continue to become a well-rounded young man.”