This weekend, Semi Ojeleye helped lead his Mo-Kan Elite team to a 5-1 record, guaranteeing them a coveted trip to the Nike Peach Jam in July. The cerebral 6’6″ wing, who was profiled last month averaged nearly eighteen points and six rebounds in the Oakland session of the EYBL.
The sole loss occurred against a Spiece team from Indiana. Semi sat out the first half with an ankle injury that was iced up by his mother, Joy, a nurse, the night before. At halftime, Semi entered the game and helped will his AAU brethren back from a late game deficit to overtime, scoring fifteen points in the second half. It’s that kind of determination that has made Semi one of the most coveted recruits in the class of 2013.
On the thirty-first of May, Semi, an excellent student with an interest in finance, will visit Duke University. Before the visit, he spoke with me about the latest in his recruitment, his conversations with Coach K, his family’s thoughts and points of emphasis on the recruiting process, and the upcoming visit to the Triangle.
Let’s start with the matchup with James Young (Young was held to a 5 for 20 shooting performance). What were your thoughts going into it and how do you think you played overall?
Well, he’s a good player. I mean, he’s obviously ranked high. He’s a highly skilled player.
Had you ever played him before?
At camps last year. I thought he was one of the best players that I played then. I thought he was a different type of player now. It was interesting.
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