In the Crenshaw home where the Ebiriekwe brothers grew up, the family edict is that education is key. The three brothers' report cards prove the point. Kevin is a 6-foot-6 senior basketball player for Crenshaw, averaging 19 points with a 3.2 grade-point average. Steven is a 6-7 junior also playing basketball and an honors student. The oldest, Chemize, is a 6-5 former basketball player who's student body president at San Diego State.
"My parents are very big on academics and education so we can have great opportunities," Kevin said of his mother and father, who came from Nigeria.
Crenshaw (21-6, 8-0) has won 16 City Section championships in upper division basketball. The Cougars won consecutive Division I championships after the creation of the Open Division the last two seasons. They want to play in the Open Division this season.
A win over View Park Prep on Feb. 7 should clinch it. And count on the Ebiriekwe brothers to deliver.
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