THIS IS EPISODE 365 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Semi Ojeleye was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft (37th overall). He’s played in 129 career games for Boston over his two NBA seasons, including 23 playoff games. He scored a career high 17 points in a 116-110 win over Washington on April 9, 2019.
Ojeleye came to the Celtics after a college career that saw him begin at Duke with Coach Mike Krzyzewski and then move on to Southern Methodist, where he was named AAC Player of the Year after averaging 18.9 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Mustangs.
Ojeleye’s parents emigrated from Nigeria to Kansas, where Semi starred at Ottawa High School and was named Parade Magazine’s National Player of the Year in 2013.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Ojeleye about coming to the NBA, adjusting to his role with the Celtics, preparing for a bigger role in 2019-2020, where his faith in Christ took root, living out his walk with God as an NBA player, and finding a church home in Boston.