Karim Ezzeddine is a Junior Forward with the University of New Mexico Basketball Team. Karim transferred to New Mexico after spending two years at Northwest Florida State College. Karim is originally from Paris, France and attended Huntington Prep for high school.
What would you like to accomplish this season in basketball?
First thanks for reaching out! To go and succeed in the NCAA tournament with the University of New Mexico.
What player was the most difficult you ever faced?
Can’t think of any.
Who is your favorite NBA player and what player do you compare your game to?
LeBron James, as far as passion. Ben Simmons as far as game resemblance, although I can shoot better.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
How do you handle missing out on activities with friends due to your basketball schedule?
Most of my friends came with basketball, they understand that it is not only a passion but a lifestyle.
Have you thought about life after basketball? Would you like to coach, be on ESPN, be a GM, etc?
Yes, definitely, that’s the goal. I want to open a multi-faceted talent agency with my brother, to manage musicians, artists, athletes, models, actors/actresses, etc.
What artists you usually listen to during warm-ups?
I have a whole bunch of diverse type of artists in my pregame playlist. Mostly French/American rap like G Herbo, Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Gunna —404Billy, Silex, Key Largo, Zeguerre (for French rappers)
What’s something you were really stressed about, it turned out to be no big deal?
I’m a strong believer in you get what you give and everything happens for a reason. So I don’t really stress anything in particular.
If you were given $10,000 to throw an amazing party, gathering, or event, what would that look like?
Littiest party of the century, for sure! Haha.
What was one of the best days of your life?
When I put on a basketball jersey for the first time (about 10 years old).
What’s the single most important thing you have done in your life?
Come to the U.S. to follow my dreams.
Tell everyone how they can follow you on social media.
@karimeazy on Instagram and @kareemeazy on Twitter.