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By Kaylee M. King

DONALDSON, IN – Samson Oyediran recently signed his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Letter of Intent to play men’s basketball at Tennessee State in Nashville, TN for the 2015-16 school year.

Oyediran, from London, England, was a part of the Ancilla men’s basketball team for the 2014-2015 season. The Chargers went 17-13 in the overall season and 8-8 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference, qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association District 9 Tournament.

“Samson is a great kid and we were blessed to have him a part of our program,” remarked Ancilla College head coach Aaron Butcher. “While he didn’t get to play for us this year, he still had a major impact on the team winning the second most games in school history. Samson is humble, mature and will have a big impact on the Tennessee State program. I look forward to watching him continue to develop and seeing the success he will have at the Division 1 level.”

Tennessee State Men’s Basketball, under the direction of head coach Dana Ford, plays in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Tigers had a 5-26 overall season with a 2-14 conference record for the 2014-15 season.

When asked why he chose Tennessee State, Oyediran replied, “I chose TSU because I believe it’s a great program where I can make an impact. Coach Ford is a great coach who demands a lot. I want to help TSU win the Ohio Valley Conference and I believe Coach Ford will push me to be the best player I can possibly be.”

“Samson Oyediran is the true definition of a student-athlete,” remarked Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese. “He struggled through adversity and showed top-quality character during his time at Ancilla.”

Ancilla College (, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 associate degrees and 10 athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ. It is a small, private, liberal arts school in Donaldson, Indiana. It is located two miles south of U.S. 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.



Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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