Elite 2013 forward Semi Ojeleye confirms offer from IU

  • 06/28/2012 8:20 am in

2013 Ottawa, Kansas forward Semi Ojeleye was on campus for an unofficial visit Wednesday and left with a scholarship offer from the Hoosiers.

Ojeleye, the No. 33 player nationally in his class according to ESPN.com, confirmed the offer in a text message to Inside the Hall.

The 6-foot-6 forward now has offers from Arizona, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas State, Missouri, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, Wisconsin.

He’ll take an unofficial visit to Illinois later today.

It was a very successful spring for Ojeleye in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League as he helped lead MoKan Elite to a berth in July’s Peach Jam, one of the premier summer events.

Ojeleye is averaging 16.0 ppg and 5.6 rpg and has 28 assists, 13 steals and five blocks in 22.5 minutes per game in EYBL play.

Earlier this month at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va., Ojeleye told Inside the Hall’s Greg Rosenstein that Indiana was one of his top schools.

“They’re a storied program,” he said. “I’ve seen guys come in, and they are just a totally different player from year to year. Obviously they are doing something good. They’ve been struggling a little bit, but every program struggles from time to time. They are going to get me better if I go there.”

Related:

· 2013 Recruiting Board
· Ojeleye on IU: “They’re definitely near the top in my mind”
· Q & A 2013 wing Semi Ojeleye talks Indiana (Video included)

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  • rbhagwat

    i like this kid a lot for some reason. i think if it came down to him and Anya, I would take Ojeleye.

  • SCHoosier

    Can’t believe KU is not the front runner..especially given IU’s roster issues. He’s a player..but…

  • Nezinmer

    I would take semi over Anya if we had to choose between the two. I know we have a bigger need at the post but I just like the look and build of this kid. Looks like he’s
    Going to go get 20 and it’s going to be over you, around you, or right through you and he doesn’t care which. I think he’s goin to be a stud for somebody.

  • Nezinmer

    I would take semi over Anya if we had to choose between the two. I know we have a bigger need at the post but I just like the look and build of this kid. Looks like he’s
    Going to go get 20 and it’s going to be over you, around you, or right through you and he doesn’t care which. I think he’s goin to be a stud for somebody.

  • N71

    I was thinking the same thing, KU is right in his backyard. Missouri I see is involved but you would think Texas or Baylor would be talking…strange. I’m not complaining, just making an observation. I wonder of the thought is that we will loose both Watford and Hollowell next year to the NBA. I know Hollowell is a freshman but if you’ve seen him play in person and Crean can get him to go 100% all the time, he may be IU’s best player, better than Cody even. That’s no knock on Cody, a lottery pick, more great praise for Jeremy.

  • cheeseman18

    i was thinking the same thing. He seems like a Kansas type, and i’m not sure why they aren’t going after him.

  • Arch_Puddington

    Duke is the frontrunner (sniff, sniff), although that was before his visit here.
    http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/13/3657306/duke-tops-semi-ojeleyes-recruiting.html
    According to his Rivals page, Kansas hasn’t even yet offered, which is strange.
    Sadly, it’s hard to see how he ends up here. We are already technically oversigned for 2013, which means that someone will have to leave early just to accommodate the four who have committed already (presumably Zeller to the NBA). In order to get Ojeleye, yet another person would have to go. Crean says these things work out, and Ojeleye is too good to just ignore, but it seems pretty far-fetched at this point.

  • Hoosiers13

    His older brother Victor plays for Kansas State and will be a senior. So with that info it is easier to see why KSU is after him and Kansas is not. Looks like he isn’t interested in Kansas

  • Hoosiers13

    His older brother Victor plays for Kansas State and will be a senior. So with that info it is easier to see why KSU is after him and Kansas is not. Looks like he isn’t interested in Kansas

  • CreamandCrimson

    I will have to respectfully disagree. I have seen Hollowell play several times (at LC and in AAU) and I just don’t see him being better than Cody. I think Hollowell is going to be a very good player but I don’t see any reasonable scenario where Jeremy is better than Cody during his freshman season.

  • twarrior87

    I don’t think there’s anyway Hollowell is going to be one and done. He’s going to be good, but one and done? He will get some minutes this year, but I seriously doubt he gets one and done minutes.
    If anyone goes to the league early with Cody next year it would probably be Vic (and that’s only if he develops a jump shot in the off-season).

  • twarrior87

    I still think Anya is the piece we need on this team. A big guy like that patrolling the paint would be a nice complement to all the wings and guards.
    However, I would not be upset if we ended up getting Ojeleye instead. It seems like a win-win to me.

  • twarrior87

    At least it was before his visit to IU. The article does say he wants to study finance, so i wonder if the Kelley School’s reputation will help IU in the running for him.

  • HoosierFanaticFromUSI

    Not sure who I would want between him and Anya. Both will be great players.

    I too am shocked that Kansas hasn’t offered him yet. I can just hope for his sake that he doesn’t go to K-State. I would hate to see another talent go to waste under Bruce Weber.

  • MillaRed

    From the look of JH’s body, he will need at least two seasons to get NBA ready if not more.

    Cody’s work ethic is extremely rare. No offense to JH or anyone else.

  • MillaRed

    From the look of JH’s body, he will need at least two seasons to get NBA ready if not more.

    Cody’s work ethic is extremely rare. No offense to JH or anyone else.

  • Robert Sales

    Does anybody know why BeeJay is taking so much time to decide? Semi would be a good pickup.

  • Anya hasn’t taken visits this summer because of AAU and USA Basketball commitments and he has at least 20 offers from major schools. Most believe his timetable seems to be headed for the fall and official visits.

  • Robert Sales

    Thanks! Just getting excited!

  • Robert Sales

    Thanks! Just getting excited!

  • SCHoosier

    Alex..Has Lee been in B-town yet.?? So in your opinion if Lee or Semi call Crean and say “”I’m ready to commit”..how does Crean handle that? Doubt if either make a decision until immediate preceding their ’12 season..but still..

  • 888

    I will take either kid and be very happy. Both look to just overpower their opponents. Thats how basketball in the BIG is played. Both have NBA bodies too. What a great time to be an IU fan. RMK might want to allow himself to be praised at IU before hes just a memory. CTC has us rolling and its only the begining. 2015s gonna be a very speacil year for us. When does IU vs. UNC tickets go on sale?

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Lee hasn’t visited IU yet. But I guarantee if either called Crean today ready to commit then they’d be very welcome. He’d work the scholly situation somehow.

  • FreeAgentID

    Come to the Hoosiers Semi!