Duke forward Semi Ojeleye will transfer out of the program, according to the university.
The Ottawa, Kan., native had appeared in six of Duke's eight games so far this season. He averaged 3.0 points and 10.5 minutes-per-game, playing behind star forwards Amile Jefferson and Justise Winslow. Ojeleye scored a season-high seven points earlier this year in a game against Fairfield.
“We want to thank Semi and his family for their commitment to the Duke program for the last year and a half. 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," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement.
The school said it expects Ojeleye to transfer to another Division I school, but no potential suitors have been named. Oregon, Stanford and Indiana were among the schools that offered Ojeleye a scholarship out of high school.
ESPN ranked Ojeleye the 40th-best recruit in the 2013 class. Ojeleye was part of a Duke recruiting class that included star small forward Jabari Parker as well as shooting guard Matt Jones.
- Will Green