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Vanderbilt Festus Ezeli Returns To Practice

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vanderbilt finally heard some good news in a season were very little has gone right. Center Festus Ezeli is ready to return to the court.

The 6-foot-11, 255-pound senior has been out since spraining ligaments in his right knee six weeks ago but practiced with his teammates on Monday and Tuesday.

The Commodores (5-3) need a boost. After consecutive overtime losses to ranked opponents, they dropped out of the AP Top 25 this week after beginning the season ranked seventh.

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings and his coaching staff are debating on giving Ezeli limited minutes on Wednesday at Davidson. Stallings also said they might wait until Dec. 17 against Indiana State to play him.

The Nigerian native said he feels 60 to 70 percent and can jump and cut.

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