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TULSA, OK - MARCH 17: Southern Methodist Mustangs Forward Semi Ojeleye (33) shows emotion after a clutch shot in the waning seconds during the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship first round game between the SMU Mustangs and the USC Trojans on March 17, 2017, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire)

Semi Ojeleye to enter NBA Draft; won’t hire an agent

Mustangs Forward Semi Ojeleye (33) punches the air after a hitting a clutch shot in the final seconds during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship first round game between the SMU Mustangs and the USC Trojans on March 17, 2017, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK. (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire)

Semi Ojeleye will be entering the 2017 NBA Draft this June. The 6’7 junior for the SMU Mustangs will, however, not hire an agent for the Draft, leaving him with the option of returning to the Mustangs for his senior season if he is not drafted.

Though Ojeleye has not formally declared for the Draft, sources close to him reveal that he has made his intention to test the professional ranks known.

Ojeleye had a breakout season in his college basketball career upon transferring out of Duke University and into Southern Methodist University.

Ojeleye’s first two seasons playing for the Blue Devils can best be described as subpar, posting meagre numbers in points (2.3ppg) and minutes (7.6mpg). His transfer to SMU, however, required him to sit-out one whole season per NCAA rules.

His debut at SMU was stellar as he posted career-highs in almost every major offensive category, including 19ppg, 34mpg, and 6.9rpg. He also registered 1.5apg and 0.4 apiece for blocks and steals.

In his junior season playing for the Mustangs, Ojeleye led SMU to the number 6 seed and a NCAA berth before his team was ousted by number 11 seeded USC Trojans in in the Round of 64.

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Adekunle Binuyo
Just a fanatical hoop head lost in the art and science of the game.
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