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.
SMU junior Semi Ojeleye confirms by text he will test the NBA Draft waters w/o an agent.
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 23, 2017
— Patrick Engel (@PatrickEngel_) March 23, 2017
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.