Report: Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye chooses SMU
Two weeks ago, Duke announced Ojeleye's intentions to transfer. The Ottawa, Kan., native had appeared in six of the Blue Devils' eight games at the time, averaging 3.0 points and 10.5 minutes. Behind Duke forwards Amile Jefferson and Justise Winslow, Ojeleye seemed unlikely to garner more playing time.
Ojeleye, a 6'8 forward who was a top-50 recruit coming out of high school, will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining once he enrolls at his new school. Georgetown, Nebraska and Wisconsin were other schools Ojeleye was linked to aside from SMU.
The Mustangs are 8-3 this season, winners of six straight under head coach Larry Brown. SMU will begin American Athletic Conference play Wednesday vs. South Florida.
Ojeleye will join a talented backcourt that features a pair of talented guards who transferred to SMU in Markus Kennedy and Jordan Tolbert. Kennedy transferred from Villanova in July 2012, while Tolbert is sitting out this season after transferring from Texas Tech.
- Mike Fiammetta