In the spring of 2013, the state of Kansas produced two of the top 40 basketball recruits in the country. Less than two years later, both have left their initial schools.
Ottawa native Semi Ojeleye, a 6-foot-7 forward, is leaving Duke after a season and a half, the school announced in a statement on Sunday. Ojeleye, a former all-state selection and Rivals’ No. 31 overall recruit in the country in the class of 2013, was struggling to find consistent playing time in Duke’s rotation. He was averaging 3.5 points in 10 minutes per game for the second-ranked Blue Devils.
He joins former Kansas guard Conner Frankamp, who has elected to transfer back closer to home to Wichita State, as the second former Kansas prep standout to announce his transfer in the last three months.
Ojeleye, whose brother, Victor, played at Kansas State, picked Duke over an offer list that included Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and K-State, among others.