Semi Ojeleye - F (2013)

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Semi Ojeleye (Photo credit: PrepForce)
215 lb.
Ottawa (KS) HS
Spiece Mo-Kan Elite

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#7 SF / #31 overall)
Scout: (#7 SF / #22 overall)
ESPN: 87 (#9 SF / #38 overall)
24/7: 98 (#4 SF / #18 overall)

Previous Rankings: 4 stars (#36 overall > #12 SF/#37 overall > #18/#46 > #18/#63 > #18/#30) by Rivals (as of 4/22/13); 4 stars (#8/#34 > #8/#30 > #12/#50 > #13 SF/#49 overall > #16/#71) > 3 stars (#15 SF) by Scout; 4 stars/88 (#5 PF/#32 overall) > 95 (#12/#47) > 93 (#9/#48) by ESPN; 4 stars/94 (#11 SF/#39 overall) by 24/7

Honors Honors

2012 First Team All-State (Wichita Eagle)
2012 First Team All-State - Class 4A (Topeka Capital-Journal)
2011 First Team All-State - Class 4A (KBCA)
2011 Third Team All-State (Wichita Eagle)
2011 All-Area Player of the Year (Journal-World)
2011 First Team All-Frontier League
2010 Honorable Mention All-State - Class 4A (KBCA)
2010 First Team All-Area (Journal-World)

Statistics Statistics

Summer 2012: 16.0 ppg | EYBL
2011-12: 32.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.8 bpg | Junior (Ottawa) - Wichita Eagle / MaxPreps
2010-11: 23.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.5 bpg | Sophomore (Ottawa) - MaxPreps
2009-10: 14.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.1 bpg | Freshman (Ottawa) - MaxPreps

Verbal commitment Verbally committed on September 9, 2012

Semi Ojeleye commits to Duke

After being pursued by heavy hitters like Duke, Kansas and UCLA, Ojeleye's recruitment picked up even more steam when official offers from Missouri, Duke and Indiana came in. Wisconsin was the first to offer Ojeleye last summer and was expecting a return visit later this summer. Though he originally said UCLA might be the only stop before his official visits, he still desired to attend a Badger football game in September. Wisconsin hung around in good shape among Ojeyele's trimmed list, but did not make the recent cut to four schools. Ojeleye's brother, Victor, plays for Kansas State and was valedictorian of his class in Ottowa. The younger Ojeleye (full name Semilore, aka "Shimi") has stressed that academics will be a factor in his school decision. His family is originally from Nigeria. Ojeleye attended both Nike's Kevin Durant and LeBron James Skills Academies. He exploded for 50 points in a game as a junior.

Press Clippings Recent Press

01.09: Duke signee Semi Ojeleye scores 57 points in high school game (NBC Sports)

09.09: Semi Ojeleye commits to Duke (ESPN)
07.05: Five Schools Standing Out to Semi Ojeleye (Future150)
06.17: NBPA Camp: Clark leads Thunder to title (Rivals)
06.14: Ojeleye on IU (Inside The Hall)
06.13: Duke tops Semi Ojeleye's recruiting list (Kansas Sity Star)
06.04: Duke among SF Semi Ojeleye's favorites after visit (National Recruiting Spotlight)
05.21: MoKan Elite sweeps K.C. Classic (Rivals)
05.13: Hoops Hotlist: 2013 (Badger24/7 - $)
05.13: Saturday standouts in Dallas (Rivals)
05.11: EYBL Dallas: Top story lines to follow (Rivals)
05.02: Q & A: 2013 wing Semi Ojeleye talks Indiana (Inside the Hall)
04.22: Semi Ojeleye to visit three; Duke, Indiana interested (National Recruiting Spotlight)
02.03: Semi Ojeleye creates buzz after scoring 50 points in a game (Campus Corner)
02.01: Semi Ojeleye scores 50 (KCK Preps)
01.22: Ottawa's Ojeleye too much for Basehor-Linwood in Bobcat Invitational final (Basehor Sentinel)

12.04: Ojeleye, Kansas 4A basketball starts off strong (KCK Preps)
07.15: Summer Jam comes to exciting end (Rivals)
06.14: Ojeleye visiting Badgers (
05.31: Nike wraps third session of EYBL (Rivals)
03.11: Defense again carries Holton girls (Topeka Capital-Journal)
03.09: Hayden rolls in first-round win (Topeka Capital-Journal)
02.19: Ottawa boys top Baldwin (Lawrence Journal-World)

07.16: Summer Jam: Champions Crowned (Rivals)
05.22: KC Classic Friday Night (Rivals)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: 2013 SF Semi Ojeleye Highlights - PrepForce (08.01.12)
Interview: Bossi: Semi Ojeleye Interview - Rivals (05.21.12)
Highlights: Boo Williams (VA) vs MoKan Elite (KS) 2012 Hampton EYBL - YouTube (05.01.12)
Highlights: 2013 SF Semi Ojeleye Season Highlights - PrepForce (03.12.12)
Highlights: 2013 SF Semi Ojeleye Highlights - PrepForce (01.22.12)
Highlights: Semi Ojeleye Highlights C/O 2013 - PrepForce (01.11.12)
Highlights: Semi Ojeleye (7/15/11) - Vimeo (07.15.11)
Highlights: Semi Ojeleye - Vimeo (07.12.11)
Game: Ottawa 59, Holton 54 (2nd Half) - YouTube (03.11.11)
Game: Ottawa 50, Louisburg 39 - YouTube (02.11.11)
Highlights: Presents Semilore Ojeleye - YouTube (09.05.10)

More Info Additional Info

2011-12 Schedule | 2010-11 | Kansas City Star | Topeka Capital-Journal |

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