DALLAS (SMU/AP) – Semi Ojeleye was named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention. Ojeleye, the American
Athletic Conference Player of the Year, averaged 19.0 points and 6.9 rebounds, while shooting 48.7 percent overall and 42.4 percent from 3-point range.
The forward from Ottawa, Kansas, finished the season with 665 points, ranking third in a season at SMU. He had 10 or more points in 34 of 35 games, including the last 27, and recorded 20 or more points in 13 contests. He had eight or more rebounds 14 times, and had six double-doubles. Ojeleye was also named AAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, AAC All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-AAC First Team, USBWA All-District VII and NABC All-District 25 First Team.
SMU finished the season 30-5 overall and ranked No. 11 in the final AP Poll. The Mustangs won the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles en route to the NCAA Tournament. The 30 wins set a program record, including a 17-1 mark in conference play and an 18-0 home record. The Mustangs had winning streaks of 10 games and 16 games in a stretch that saw SMU win 26 of 27.
Ojeleye is the ninth Mustang to earn All-America honors. This is the third straight year an SMU player has earned AP All-America honors, as Nic Moore earned honorable mention the previous two seasons.
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