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Milwaukee Bucks | #37 | Forward











6'6" | 240lb | 26 years

Player Bio


2019-20: Appeared in 69 games averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per game…Shot 40.8 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from three and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line…Swiped a career-high four steals against Cleveland on Dec. 9…Netted a career-high 22 points including a career-high five threes against Cleveland on Mar. 4…Corralled a career-high eight rebounds against Washington on Aug. 13. 2018-19 SEASON: Appeared in 56 games (three starts) averaging 3.3 points and 1.5 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game... Shot 42.4 percent from the field, 31.5 percent from three and 61.5 percent from the free throw line...Got his first start of the season against Milwaukee on Nov. 1 and scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed a season-high five rebounds in 22 minutes of action…Tied his season- high of five rebounds against Atlanta on Nov. 23…Tied his career-high with 13 points against Chicago on Dec. 8…Tied his career-high with six rebounds to go along with 11 points against New Orleans on Dec. 10…Recorded a career-high three offensive rebounds against the LA Clippers on Mar. 11…Recorded a new career-high with 17 points and a career-high three assists against Washington on Apr. 9…Recorded 10 or more points five times…Led the team in steals twice, in blocks once and in minutes once…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in six games averaging 2.2 points in 5.7 minutes per game. 2017-18: Appeared in 73 games (no starts) and averaged 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game…Shot 34.6 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from three and 61.0 percent from the free throw line…Made his NBA debut against Cleveland on Oct. 17 and played nine minutes…Scored a season-high 11 points against Sacramento on Nov. 1…Pulled down five rebounds against Golden State on Nov. 16…Netted a new season-high of 13 points to go along with a season-high-tying six rebounds against Atlanta on Apr. 8…Missed four games due to right back soreness (12/25-12/31/17)…Recorded 10 or more points twice…Led or tied for the team lead in steals five times…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 17 games (three starts) and averaged 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game…Shot 30.3 percent from the field, 27.3 percent from three and 85.7 percent from the free throw line.


COLLEGE CAREER: 2016-17 (Redshirt Junior): Averaged 19.0 points (third in AAC), 6.9 rebounds (11th in AAC) and 1.5 blocks for SMU. ... Ranked third in AAC in three-point field goal percentage (42.4). Selected All-Conference First Team as well as Player of the Year and postseason tournament MVP. ... An Honorable Mention All-American by the AP. An NABC All-District 25 First Team pick and USBWA All-District VII. ... Scored career-high 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in AAC quarterfinal win vs. East Carolina.Made 9-of-9 from the field (3-of-3 from three-point range) en route to 26 points as SMU clinched share of AAC title with win vs. Tulsa on March 2. ... Named AAC Player of the Week twice. Earned CoSIDA All-Academic Second Team honors…2015-16 (Junior): Sat out first semester due to NCAA transfer rules, then sat out the rest of the season at SMU as a redshirt. Nominated for Allstate NABC Good Works Team for his efforts off the court…2014-15 (Sophomore): In his last season at Duke, averaged 3.0 points in six games. Scored a season-high seven points vs. Fairfield. ... Enrolled at SMU in January 2015…2013-14 (Freshman): Appeared in 17 games for Duke ...Notched 10 points and five rebounds against UNC Asheville. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Ottawa High School for head coach Jon McKowen. Set Kansas high school career (2,763) and senior-year (952) scoring records... Helped Ottawa to four state championship game appearances and a 94-10 record... Two-time first team all-state, three-time first team All-Frontier League... 2013 Parade Magazine National Player of the Year. 2013 Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year...’s No. 26 prospect in 2013 class... No. 31 by Rivals... No. 40 by ESPN... No. 32 by Recruiting Services Consensus Index.


Full name is Jesusemilore Talodabijesu Ojeleye…Family is from Nigeria…His father, Ernest, came to the United States for a residency at the University of Kansas medical center…His mother, Joy, is a registered nurse…His older brother, Victory, played basketball at Kansas State from 2008-11…Maintained 4.0 GPA throughout high school. National Honor Society member…