Getting to Know: Nojel Eastern
Oct. 9, 2017

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Nojel Eastern is a freshman guard from Evanston, Illinois, who figures to see significant action on the court as a rookie on the Purdue men’s basketball team.

Ending the day before Purdue’s exhibition game with Carroll College (Mont.) on Nov. 1, we will feature a different player every Monday through Thursday during the “Getting to Know” series.

Eastern gives the Boilermakers a unique dynamic in the backcourt and has the ability to play four positions. Much more athletic than he is given credit for, Eastern has worked hard on his shooting and with his size, has the ability to get into the lane. He will be able to ease into the point guard position behind senior P.J. Thompson.

Eastern averaged 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 14.5 minutes per game during Purdue’s stint in the World University Games.

GETTING TO KNOW Nojel Eastern
• Major: Selling and Sales
• I Was Also Recruited by: Michigan State, Seton Hall, Ohio State, DePaul, Michigan, Illinois
• Favorite Meal: Spaghetti and Meatballs/Pasta
• Favorite Dessert: Vanilla Ice Cream
• Favorite Music: Rap/Hip-Hop
• Favorite Song: Everything by G Herbo
• Sports Hero: Lebron James
• Hobby: Playing basketball and chilling
• Career Goal: Get my degree, play in the NBA
• Occupation If Not Basketball: Own a business
• Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Clippers
• Favorite Current Athlete: Lebron James
• My Nickname is: Jelly, Jellz and Jel
• Favorite Saying: “That crazy”
• If I could Meet Anyone: Barack Obama
• Favorite Historical Leader: Martin Luther King Jr.
• If I could have witnessed one sporting event: Cavs vs. Warriors Game 1
• Historical event I would like to have witnessed: MLK “I Have a Dream” Speech
• You’d Be Surprised to Know: I love to write poetry
• Where I Went On First Date: Chicken and Waffles
• Dream Car: Tesla
• First Car: N/A
• Favorite Ice Cream: Vanilla
• Favorite Snack: Chips
• Favorite Candy: Skittles
• Favorite Kids Toy: PSP
• Biggest fear: Heights
• Pet Peeve: Don’t tell me you’re going to [do something] and end up not doing it
• Favorite Kids Game (Board Game): Monopoly
• Favorite Amusement Park Ride: Raging Bull
• Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Lopez
• Favorite Class: Math
• Favorite Book: The Wolfrider
• Favorite Movie: Don’t Breathe
• Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington / Will Smith
• What Mom Cooks Best: Pasta
• Mom’s Advice: Always Put God First
• Favorite TV Show: Power
• Reality Show I Would Star: Power
• Favorite Cartoon: The Simpsons
• Dream Date: Meagan Good
• If I Could Live Anywhere: Chicago
• First Trophy Was For: Basketball performance
• First Job as a Kid: Shovel snow
• Favorite Video Game: Def Jam: Fight For New York
• Food I Can’t Stand: Duck
• I’m Unbeatable At: Racing
• My Inspiration Is: To make myself / mom proud
• Why I Chose Purdue University: Great opportunity, great team and great education
• Best Birthday Gift Ever: IPhone 5
• Favorite Holiday: Christmas
• I Don’t Go Anywhere Without: My Phone
• Something else I would like people to know: I love God.
• Best Sports Thrill I Participated: Breaking school record.
• Celebrity I met: Jabari Parker
• Celebrity I Would Like To Meet: Lebron James
• What I Would I Change in the World: Some people
• Best Outdoor Hoops Game: 21
• If I could play 1-on-1 vs. anyone: Kobe
• Favorite Emoji: Laughing emoji
 

 

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