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#30 Semi Ojeleye
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Ottawa, Kan.
High School: Ottawa
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Semi Ojeleye Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 10/01/2013
High School
  • Four-year starter at Ottawa High School under head coach Jon McKowen
  • Set Kansas career and senior-year scoring records ... finished high school with 2,763 points, including 952 points as a senior
  • Led Ottawa to four state championship game appearances and a 94-10 record
  • Two-time first team all-state selection ... three-time first team All-Frontier League pick
  • Named 2013 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year
  • Received the 2013 Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year Award
  • Averaged 38.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior ... also shot 38 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the free throw line
  • Led the Cyclones to a perfect 25-0 record and the Kansas Class 4A state championship
  • Scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 54-45 title game victory over Topeka Highland Park
  • Set a single-game tournament record with 45 points in a 73-49 win over Andale in the state semifinals ... scored 21 of Ottawa’s 23 first quarter points ... went 14-of-29 from the field, including 6-of-12 from three-point range in the win
  • Scored 26 points to lead the Cyclones to a 65-27 rout of Eudora High School on Feb. 19, 2013 ... hit a three-pointer in the first half of play to match the state career scoring record
  • Exploded for 57 points in a 77-30 rout of Paola ... scored a career-high 58 points earlier in the season during a 102-29 rout of Wray
  • Led team to Goodland Topside Tip-off Tournament championship ... averaged 47.3 points per game for a tournament-record 142 points ... had games of 58, 43 and 41 points in breaking the record
  • Averaged 32.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a junior ... also made 78 three-point field goals, while shooting close to 40 percent from behind the arc
  • Scored at least 25 points in every game in leading Ottawa to its third straight state championship game ... led the team to a 24-2 record and a state runner-up finish
  • Honorable mention All-America selection by MaxPreps
  • Received first team all-state honors from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal in 2012
  • Tallied 32 points and 12 rebounds in a narrow 56-52 title-game loss to Basehor-Linwood
  • Posted 32 points and 14 rebounds in the state semifinals
  • Scored 50 points with eight three-point field goals in a 103-70 victory over Spring Hill ... also went 10-for-10 at the charity stripe in the win
  • Named MVP of the Bobcat Invitational after leading Ottawa to a 56-49 win over Basehor-Linwood in the title game ... had 30 points and 10 rebounds in the championship game
  • Tallied 36 points in an early season 62-44 win over Class 4A power St. James Academy
  • Registered 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game as a sophomore in leading Ottawa to a 22-4 record and a spot in the Class 4A state title game
  • Named third team all-state by Wichita Eagle ... also a first team Class 4A all-state pick by KBCA
  • Received all-area player of the year honors from Journal-World in 2011
  • Played on the varsity team as a freshman, averaging 14.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.1 blocks per game
  • Helped his team to a 23-4 record and a state runner-up finish
  • Was a first team all-area selection from Journal-World ... honorable mention Class 4A all-state pick by KBCA
  • No. 26 prospect in his class according to Scout.com ... ranked No. 31 by Rivals.com and No. 40 by ESPN
  • Ranked No. 32 in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index

  • Born Jesusemilore Talodabijesu Ojeleye on Dec. 5, 1994 in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Son of Ernest and Joy Ojeleye
  • Family is originally from Nigeria ... Ernest came to the United States to do an internship and residency at Kansas University’s medical center
  • Father, Ernest, is a family doctor
  • Mother, Joy, is a registered nurse
  • Has an older sister, Tomi, and an older brother, Victor
  • Brother, Victor, played basketball at Kansas State from 2008-11 ... he had one rebound and one blocked shot against Duke in a Nov. 23, 2010 loss to the Blue Devils
  • Maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his high school career ... member of the National Honor Society
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Led MoKan Elite to team title at the 2012 K.C. Classic on the EYBL circuit ... averaged 17.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest during EYBL play
  • Scored 33 points on 10-of-13 shooting with four three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds to propel MoKan Elite into the semifinals of the 2012 Peach Jam
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