Barcelona on the verge of signing Semi Ojeleye.

Barcelona on the verge of signing Semi Ojeleye.

Barcelona appears to be very close to acquiring Semi Ojeleye, according to recent reports. The Valencia Basket player, who had an amazing year in the Euroleague this season, averaging 13.2 points, was found to be one of the best forwards, and not without reason. In fact, the forward position is missing for Barcelona, who are looking to strengthen in this area as Nicola Kalinic has signed with Crvena Zvezda for the upcoming season.

A few words about Semi Ojeleye.

In this year’s Euroleague, Semi Ojeleye emerged as one of the standout players for Valencia Basket. Alongside Chris Jones and Brandon Davies, they formed a formidable team. Despite their efforts, Valencia fell short of reaching the play-in stage, suffering a crucial defeat to ASVEL Villeurbanne in the 33rd week of the season, dashing their hopes. Born on December 5, 1994, Ojeleye stands at 1.98 meters tall. He was selected as the 37th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

  • Full Name: Semi Ojeleye
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters)
  • Weight: Around 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Date of Birth: December 5, 1994
  • College: Southern Methodist University (SMU)
  • NBA Draft: Selected 37th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Draft

His stats in this year’s Euroleague:

  • Points (PTS): 13.2 per game
  • Rebounds (REB): 4.5 per game
  • Assists (AST): 0.4 per game
  • Steals (STL): 0.8 per game
  • Blocks (BLK): 0.2 per game
  • Player Index Rating (PIR): 13.9

What are the chances of Semi Ojeleye moving to Barcelona?

In all likelihood, Semi Ojeleye will join Barcelona for the upcoming season. He possesses a strong understanding of Spanish basketball and fills the forward position that Barcelona seeks to strengthen. There are strong rumors that Valencia will compete in the Eurocup next season, which may lead to budget constraints for the team, making Ojeleye’s signing highly probable.

Ojeleye’s addition will undoubtedly bolster Barcelona’s roster, a team with lofty ambitions aiming for success in both the ACB and Euroleague. With his impressive defensive and offensive abilities, Ojeleye is poised to become a crucial component of Barcelona’s lineup next season. While the negotiation process unfolds, it seems likely that a deal will be reached between Ojeleye and Barcelona, irrespective of Valencia’s participation in the Eurocup.

Barcelona is looking to rebuild its frontline, and we anticipate seeing more signings in these positions. However, Semi Ojeleye is certainly a realistic possibility, as he possesses all the attributes to thrive in Barcelona’s ranks in the coming season.


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