Matt Jones will bring the swagger and scoring from the outside for Duke.
Meanwhile, Semi Ojeleye will bring the grit and muscle down low for Mike Krzyzewski in the future. Ojeleye is a 6’6” small forward who hails from the plains of Kansas (the town of Ottawa, to be more specific).
In the recruiting world, Ojeleye is viewed as the prototypical interior banger. Eric Bossi, one of the recruiting experts over at Rivals.com, labeled Ojeleye as one of the 10 most physical prospects in the class of 2013.
Here’s what Bossi had to say about Ojeleye:
The recent Duke commit is a power wing who has the strength of an interior player and build of a football player. He seeks contact around the rim, plays strong and isn't going to get pushed around as a freshman.
Not only can Ojeleye get it done down low, he can occasionally step out and drain a three-pointer. But don’t get Ojeleye confused with sharpshooters like J.J. Redick or Andre Dawkins. Scouts think Ojeleye still needs to work on his scoring touch and ball handling abilities. Still, it’s easy to see why Ojeleye is such an intriguing prospect in the eyes of the Cameron Crazies.
Ojeleye’s power and athleticism will be a welcomed addition to Duke’s frontcourt, given the inevitable graduation of seniors Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly.
And the sooner he can contribute the better, since it certainly won’t be easy replacing Plumlee and Kelly.