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Semi Ojeleye using Coach K's advice in his senior season

   Posted by Duke Hoop at  12/13/2012 12:21:15 PM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
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When Mike Kryzewewski gives you advice as a basketball player, you should listen.  It seems as though Semi Ojeleye is doing just that.

The 6’8″ foward from Ottawa High School in Kansas committed to Duke during an in home visit back in September.  Since then, Krzyzewski’s advice to him for improvement was to become a better ballhandler and to be more agressive on offense. Ojeleye has taken that advice to heart, starting off his senior season with a bang by averaging 42.5 points per game along 8.3 rebounds per game through his first four contests of the season.  In doing this, he has scored an incredible 55% of Ottawa’s points. (170 out of 307)

Just last Thursday (Dec. 6th) Ojeleye racked up 58 points and 9 boards in just three quarters of play in a lopsided 102-29 win against Wray (Colo). He shot 62% from the field; 9 of 19 from three point range (47%), and 14 of 18 from inside the arc (77%).  Ojeleye followed up this offensive explosion with a 43 point effort in his next game against Oakley High School en route to an 89-29 win for Ottawa this past Friday. (Dec. 7th)

In Ojeleye’s most recent game on December 8th, he lead his squad to a victory in the finals of the Topside Tip-Off Tournament against MCook High School, winning the tournament for the fourth straight time.  He poured in 45 points in the game, which was held at Goodlands Max Jones Fieldhouse. He continued his efficient shooting this season, finishing 60% from the floor (15 out of 25), and sank all 13 of his free throw attempts.  He also make quite the impression on McCook head coach Tim Garcia.

“He’s a special player,” said coach Garcia. “He’s the best player we’ll see this year. He’s probably the best individual player that we’ve played against since I’ve been a part of our program. He has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. He’s a 6-7 guard that brings the ball down and runs the offense, unless they want to give him the ball in the post — he can do that also.”

Ojeleye will play his next game on December 14th against DeSoto High School in Kansas.

It seems like Krzyzewski’s advice, along with talent and hard work could lead Ojeleye to a special senior season at Ottawa and an impactful freshman season next year at Duke.

By Taylor Ostrick

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