Future150 Midwest Analyst. Covering Midwest high school basketball.
Ottawa, KS (Future150) -- Normally when a player grows up in Kansas, it is his or her dream to attend either Kansas, Missouri, or Kansas State. In such a basketball-crazed state, it is easy to see why many of the young players that grow up there tend to gravitate to those three programs.
That is possibly what makes Semi Ojeleye's list stand out.
No Kansas. No Mizzou. No K-State.
So who are the five that make up Ojeleye's list?
Duke, Arizona, Wisconsin, UCLA, and Indiana. Ojeleye has recently taken a visit to Duke and was on Indiana's campus on Wednesday.
He is expected to make a decision sometime before the high school season starts, so him naming a top five makes sense.
At first glimpse of the list, you will notice that all five programs are major names. Especially within the last decade or so.
Duke already has a commitment from Matt Jones, an elite shooting guard from Texas. Indiana has a four man class that includes top 150 players Stanford Robinson and Luke Fischer. UCLA recently landed a commitment from PG Zach Lavine. Wisconsin has a point guard of their own in Bronson Koenig. Arizona is in on some big names.
Ojeleye is a talented player that will fit well with any of these programs. He is versatile and has a high basketball IQ. The 4.0 student has the opportunity to be a star at the next level, even if it isn't in his basketball hungry home state of Kansas.