Ojeleye Attracts Attention

It was a huge finish to the summer for Semi Ojeleye who was very impressive during a championship run in Ft. Wayne.

The spring started out huge for Semi Ojeleye. He hit a shot to put his team into the Nike EYBL, and then he finished with a bang as well. Playing at the 16-and under level, Ojeleye dominated and lifted his MoKan Elite team to a tournament title. With that college coaches are taking notice of him.

"Playing with the 17's was a little different, but I feel I got a lot better by playing on that team," said Ojeleye. "The summer was very good overall."

He continued, "The EYBL league was crazy. Every game was like a championship game. It was fun, a lot of fun."

One of the criticisms of Ojeleye in the past had been he didn't use his 6-foot-6 and 215 pound frame to dominate. Now he knows what he has to do, and is doing a good job of it.

"I have been more aggressive and that is when I am at my best," said Ojeleye. "I was doing a better job of getting to the bucket and using my strength and athleticism."

During the month of July Ojeleye noticed that two schools in particular were tracking him very closely.

"I saw Wisconsin and Kansas State at every game," Ojeleye explained. "I try not to notice it too much, but right now those are probably the main two."

While those two have been after Ojeleye the most in terms of being visible, he also noted offers from Oklahoma State, Oregon State, and Marquette.

At the moment Ojeleye doesn't know the dates, but he is hoping to be able to make unofficial visits to Texas and UCLA at some point in the not too distant future.

While Ojeleye is in no hurry to make any kind of college decision, he does know what factor will separate one school from the rest.

"I am looking for a good relationship with the head coach," said Ojeleye. "That is going to be the most important thing for me."

Currently Ojeleye is rated as the No. 71 player in the country and the No. 16 small forward.


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