Duke hoops land top forward Ojeleye
Posted September 10, 2012
Durham, N.C. — Semi Ojeleye, a 6-foot-6 forward from Ottawa, Kan., and highly-touted national recruit, has given Duke a verbal commitment.
Ottawa High School Athletic Director Brad Graf said that Ojeleye made his verbal commitment known Sunday after an in-home visit by Duke head coach Mike Krzyzeweski.
Ojeleye posted a tweet from his account Sunday night "Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice!" and used the hashtag "#DukeNation."
Ojeleye is a five-star recruit according to Scout.com and a Top-40 recruit according to ESPN.
The nod by Ojeleye gives Duke their second prominent recruit of the upcoming class after also getting a verbal commitment last November from shooting guard Matt Jones from DeSoto, Texas.
Ojeleye is tabbed as an athletic player who can play both small and power forward positions but needs to work on aggressiveness around the rim. He has been noted for his ability to play the perimeter as a forward and shoot the three-point shot.