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Ezikpe and Hunter Named Team Captains for 2021-22 Season


NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion men's basketball head coach Jeff Jones named Kalu Ezikpe (Lawrenceville, Georgia) and Jaylin Hunter (Manchester, Connecticut) team captains for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
"Kalu and Jaylin have done an exceptional job of establishing themselves as leaders of our basketball team since some point last year," said Jones. "I have really noticed and am pleased with their approach. I think they are primed to have an outstanding season themselves but are really focused on being leaders and bringing the other guys along. It is a big decision for a coach to name team captains, but I think this year it was a no brainer, and I am looking for big things from both of them."
Ezikpe, a junior forward, has appeared in all 89 possible games for Old Dominion throughout his three seasons as a Monarch. In 2020-21, he started all 23 games, while posting 10.3 points per game, which was second on the team. Ezikpe also hauled down the most rebounds on the team with 155 total, averaging 6.7 per contest. Within Conference USA, he ranked fifth in blocked shots per game (1.48), sixth for defensive rebounds (4.87), seventh in rebounds (6.7) and 14th for offensive rebounds (1.87).
Hunter, a sophomore guard, has appeared in all 52 contests for ODU throughout his first two seasons as a Monarch. In 2020-21, he averaged 6.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. Hunter poured in a career high 17 points and dished out a career high six assists against Middle Tennessee.
The Monarchs will host an exhibition against Gannon on Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m., before welcoming Virginia Wesleyan to Chartway Arena for the regular season opener on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Season Tickets Available Now!
Men's and women's basketball season tickets for the upcoming 2021-22 season are available now at
Men's basketball season tickets cost $215 and include tickets for the Monarchs' exhibition on Nov. 6 and all 14 of ODU's regular season home games. Women's basketball season tickets cost $115 for adults and $250 for courtside seating and include tickets to all 15 of the Monarchs' home games. Special pricing is available for senior citizens, ODU faculty and staff, and members of the military. Call the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-4444 to receive special pricing. New this season, fans can select season tickets for men's games in section 108 for the promotional price of $110. For women's games, fans can select season tickets from sections 107, 108, and 109 for the price of $75. Season tickets represent a savings of more than $50 for men's games and $45 for women's games, over single-game tickets.
Single-game ticket prices start at $18 for men's games and $11 for women's games, with special pricing for senior citizens, ODU faculty and staff, youth (12 and younger) and members of the military. ODU students can register for student tickets for free to any ODU men's and women's home game.