Name: Samson Oyediran
Major: Health Science
Hometown: London, England
How would your friends and family describe you?
Driven, kind, funny, respectful, and a high character guy
What movie can you watch over and over again?
The Pursuit of Happiness
What are some of your interests outside of your sport?
Reading, eating, and having fun with good company
Who are your favorite professional athletes?
George Gervin, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard
What are you looking forward to the most this season?
Competing with my team
Who do you look up to?
Who would you get to play you in a movie?
Myself, there can only be one me
What’s your dream job?
Professional basketball player, I also want to run my own health research center
If you could go back in time, what year would you go to? Why?
2004, would tell myself to start playing basketball earlier
What are some things that genuinely make you happy?
Seeing people succeed, food, sleep, and seeing my mom smile
What goals do you want to accomplish this season?
Winning and doing whatever I need to help accomplish that
What motivates you to work hard?
Myself, understanding that this is a blessing and my family
What’s your favorite holiday?
What is your proudest accomplishment up to this point?
Becoming a D1 athlete
Is there a quote you often recite or reflect on?
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”