Triangle Sports Roundup: Ojeleye to leave Duke

Atlantic Coast Conference, theACC.com

Atlantic Coast Conference, theACC.com

Sophomore forward elects to transfer at semester break

DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore forward Semi Ojeleye has decided to leave the Duke Blue Devils, school officials announced on Sunday.

Ojeleye departs Duke University in good academic standing and is expected to transfer to another Division I school.

A six-foot-eight-inch, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Kan., Ojeleye has appeared in six games this season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 5-of-18 from the field and 4-of-7 from the free throw line.

As a freshman, Ojeleye played in 17 games and averaged 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds per game while shooting 7-of-14 (.500) from the field, 4-of-7 (.571) from three-point range and 10-of-11 (.909) from the free throw line.

He scored a career-high 10 points against UNC Asheville last season and grabbed five or more rebounds two times at Duke.

“We want to thank Semi and his family for their commitment to the Duke program for the last year and a half,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

“He has been an excellent student and a great representative of our school and basketball program. He has been granted a full release and we definitely wish him the best.”