Semi Ojeleye

Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 235
College: SMU
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 12/5/1994

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 32

Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 37 by the Boston Celtics

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Fairly good low post scorer

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Adequate playmaker

Decent rebounder

Decent defensive player

Gifted athlete

Has great strength to play inside

Rock solid motor

Cons:

Just now is a good shooter

May have a fairly slow release

Does not always commit himself to the boards

Does not collect many steals or blocks

May be a classic tweener

May potentially be a one-year wonder

Summary:

Semi Ojeleye is an offensive-minded, combination forward that can get scores in the post, and he also has greatly improved his jump shot, to the point where he is now a reliable three-point shooter for his team.  Also, he is a very good athlete that can finish numerous plays around the basket.

​On the other hand, he is undersized to play power forward at the next level, and he may only be a mediocre rebounder for a player that plays inside.  He also has limited experience defending opponents out on the perimeter.  But with his skill set, NBA teams may be intrigued enough to take him in the late first to second round range of the upcoming draft.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Games Scouted:

3/12/17 SMU vs. Cincinnati

3/17/17 SMU vs. USC

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