Semi Ojeleye: 2017 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-7
Weight: 241
Position: SF
College: SMU
Age: 22

2016-2017 Season Stats

PPG: 19.0
RPG: 6.9
APG: 1.5
BLK: 0.4
STL: 0.4

Player Bio
Courtesy of SMU Athletics

2016-17 (Junior): Played and started all 35 games… Averaged 19.0 (3rd AAC) and 6.9 rebounds (11th AAC)… FG% 48.7 (8th AAC), 3FG% 42.4 (3rd AAC), FT% 78.5 (9th AAC)… Scored 10+ points in 34-of-35 games (27 straight games), with 20+ in 13, 30+ in 2… 6 double-doubles… GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Game highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds in the NCAA first round vs. [-/rv] USC 3/17… Career-high 36 points with 12 rebounds and an assist in the AAC quarterfinal win vs East Carolina 3/10…Game-high 26 points on 9-9 FGs and 3-3 3FGs with 4 rebounds as SMU clinched a share of the AAC title with the win vs. Tulsa 3/2…Career-high 30 points (8-16 FG, 4-8 3FG, 10-11 FT) with 10 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and a steal in the win at Temple 2/9…Had 20 points, 6 rebounds and a block with career highs of 4 assists and 3 steals in win vs. Houston 1/21… Game highs of 19 points and 9 rebounds with 2 assists and a block in the win vs. Temple 1/4… Team highs of 17 points (6-9 FG, 3-3 3FG), 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in the win at Memphis 12/27… Team highs of 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks with 3 assists in the win vs. [rv/rv] TCU 12/7… Totaled 24 points, 5 rebounds and an assist in the win against [-/rv] Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden 11/17…Had 18 points and 8 rebounds with an assist and a steal vs. Eastern Michigan 11/13…Then career-highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds with a block and an assist in his SMU debut, vs. Gardner-Webb 11/11… AWARDS: AP All-America Honorable Mention (March 28)… NABC All-District 25 First Team (March 22)… Named AAC All-Tournament MOP (March 13)… Awarded AAC Player of the Year and AAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (March 9)… Named CoSIDA All-Academic Second Team (March 2)… Named USBWA All-District VII Team (March 7)… Named All-AAC First Team (March 7)… Named to CoSIDA All-District 7 Team (Feb. 9)… Was named to the 2K Classic All-Tournament Team… Named the AAC Player of the Week on Nov. 14 and Feb. 13… Named to AAC Honor Roll five times (Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 7)… CAREER RECORDS: 42.4 Career 3FG% (T4)… 73 Career 3FG Made (T23)… 78.5 Career FT% (T19)… 34.1 Career minutes average (T6)… SEASON RECORDS: 665 points (3rd)… 19.0 scoring average (20th )…210 FG Made (16th)… 42.4 Season 3FG% (14th)… 73 3FG Made (T11)… 172 FT Made (5th)… SINGLE-GAME RECORDS: 36 single-game points vs. East Carolina on March 10 (T11).

Summer 2016: Played on a Global Sports Academy U.S. team for the 2016 Men’s Basketball Goodwill Tour in Croatia. He was on the same trip as SMU teammates Shake Milton and Jarrey Foster.

2015-16: Sat out first semester due to NCAA transfer rules, enrolled at SMU in January of 2015…sat out the rest of the season as a redshirt… AWARDS: Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee (Dec. 2). Nominated For Allstate NABC Good Works Team

Summer 2015: Played for the Global Sports Academy U.S. team coached by Jay Duncan during its 2015 Goodwill Tour (August 6-14). The team went 5-0 on the tour with games in Belgium, Germany, England and the Netherlands. He was on the same team as Ben Emelogu II.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Played in 6 games at Duke before transferring at semester… Enrolled at SMU in January… Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

2013-14 (Freshman at Duke): Appeared in 17 games… Averaged 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds… Shot 50% (7-14 FG) from the field… Shot 57.1% (4-7 3FG) from behind the arc… Shot 90.9% (10-11 FT) from the free throw line… GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Career-high 10 points (3-3 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-3 FT), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 14 minutes vs. UNC Asheville (Nov. 18, 2013).

Prep: Four-year starter at Ottawa High School for head coach Jon McKowen… Set Kansas high school career (2,763) and senior-year (952) scoring records… Helped Ottawa to four state championship game appearances and a 94-10 record… Two-time first team all-state, three-time first team All-Frontier League… 2013 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year… 2013 Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year… SENIOR: Helped Ottawa to a 25-0 record and the Kansas 4A State Championship while averaging 38.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals… 27 points and 15 rebounds in 54-5 in championship game over Topeka Highland Park (March 9, 2013)… Averaged 47.3 points in Goodland Topside Tip-off Tournament including career-high 58 points against Wray (Dec. 6, 2012)… JUNIOR: Helped Ottawa to a 24-2 record and a Kansas 4A State Championship runner-up while averaging 32.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals… Scored 25+ points in every game… SOPHOMORE: Helped Ottawa to a 22-4 record and a Kansas 4A State Championship runner-up while averaging 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals… FRESHMAN: Helped Ottawa to a 23-4 record and a Kansas 4A State Championship runner-up while averaging 14.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals, 1.1 blocks… OTHER: Scout.com’s No. 26 prospect in 2013 class… No. 31 by Rivals… No. 40 by ESPN… No. 32 by Recruiting Services Consensus Index… Maintained 4.0 GPA throughout high school… National Honor Society member.

Personal: Born Jesusemilore Talodabijesu Ojeleye… Born December of 1994 in Overland Park, Kansas… Son of Ernest (doctor) and Joy (registered nurse) Ojeleye… Family is originally from Nigeria… Ernest came to United States for a residency at University of Kansas medical center… Has an older sister, Tomi, and an older brother, Victor… Brother, Victor, played basketball at Kansas State from 2008-11.

Major: Psychology

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