Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
“Yes, playing for coach [Larry] Brown is a great opportunity,” the 6-foot-8 Ojeleye told SNY.tv by text.
Asked what his role would be, Ojeleye said, “He wants me to be a basketball player, so [I’ll play] everywhere on the court.”
Ojeleye said he also considered Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Creighton.
The news was first reported Saturday by CBSSports.com.
Ojeleye, who averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in six games at Duke, will be eligible in December 2015 and have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining.
As CBS pointed out, he will join Markus Kennedy, Ben Moore and Texas Tech transfer Jordan Silbert next season.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.