Semi Ojeleye Biography

( 1994 - )
April 18, 2019
First published on:November 21, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Semi Ojeleye

Date of Birth: 1994, December 5
Age: 24 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Name Jesusemilore Talodabijesu "Semi" Ojeleye
Birth Place Kansas, United States
Famous Name Semi Ojeleye
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Ernest
Father Nationality Nigerian
Mother Joy Ojeleye
Mother Nationality Nigerian
Net Worth $2 million
Salary $1,378,242
Siblings Victor (brother)
School Location Ottawa, Kansas
University Team Duke University and SMU
No. of Twitter Followers 22.8 thousand
No. of Instagram Followers 68.7 THOUSAND
Weight 109 kg
Position in Team Forward
Current team Boston Celtics
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Profession basketball player
Started career as as a basketball player of Ottawa High School
Currently Working For Boston Celtics
Awards AP Honorable Mention All-American (2017), AAC Player of the Year (2017), First-team All-AAC (2017), AAC Tournament MVP (2017)
Current City Kansas, United States
University attended Duke University and Southern Methodist University
School attended Ottawa High School
Graduated year 2017
Affair with Not known
Tatto(s) Not Available

Semi Ojeleye is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Jesusemilore Talodabijesu "Semi" Ojeleye currently plays for the Boston Celtics as their Forward. In the first place, Ojeleye has played for his college and University teams. 

Semi Ojeleye earns the annual salary of $1,378,242 in  2019. He is reported to have the net worth of $2 million at current.

Semi Ojeleye's Net Worth, Contract and Salary

Ojeleye's net worth has not been reported yet but is believed to be around $2 million. He signed a 4 year / $6,041,604 contract with the Boston Celtics that includes the  $2,670,134 guaranteed salary. He earns an annual salary of $1,378,242 in 2018-19 from his current club and will be paid $1,618,520 for the next season.

Semi Ojeleye's Contract and projected salary:

Year Salary
2018-19 $1,378,242
2019-20 $1,618,520
2020-21 $1,752,950

Last year, Ojeleye was the 177th best - paid forward in the league. He is currently the 13th best-paid in the Boston Celtics roster list with Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, and Kyrie Irving being on the top three.


Personal Life of Semi Ojeleye

The Famous NBA star is 6 feet 7 inch in height and weighs around 109 kg. Ojeleye is not only a world-class athlete but also is a very attractive individual.


To date, there are no rumors relating to the affair of Ojeleye. He hasn't revealed anything about his personal life and girlfriend. He seems to be single but can't ignore that he might be dating someone as no reports about him has been published.

Ojeleye, age 24, has just begun his career, so he seems focused on making his name as a sky-high in his career.

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Other than being a famous NBA Forward, Jesusemilore Talodabijesu "Semi" Ojeleye is pretty famous in social media.

Early Life of Semi Ojeleye

Jesusemilore Talodabijesu "Semi" Ojeleye was born on December 5, 1994, in Kansas, the United States. He was born to parents Ernest(father) and Joy(mother) at Overland Park, Kansas. He holds an  American nationality and belongs to the Black ethnic group. Furthermore, his star sign is Sagittarius.

Besides he has a brother(siblings) named Victor with whom he grew up. Ojeleye's father Ernest is a doctor and mother, a nurse.

Ojeleye completed his high school from Ottawa High School, located in Ottawa, Kansas. Ojeleye's parents migrated from Nigeria.

Later on, after completing his high school, Semi enrolled at Duke University(2013-2015) and studied there for two years. Besides, he also studied and played for Southern Methodist University(2016-17).

Semi Ojeleye Professional Career

After the end of his junior redshirt season, Ojeleye entered his name for the NBA draft in 2017 but did not hire an agent, leaving the possibility of returning to the Mustangs.

Ojeleye, one of the 67 participants, was invited to the 2017 NBA Draft Combine. After some promising performances, he announced his commitment to the draft and finished his college career.

Ojeleye was selected in the second round by the Boston Celtics. He made his professional debut on 17 October 2017 against Cleveland Cavaliers in 102–99 loss. 

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He averaged 2.7 points per game during the regular season and shot 34.6 percent from the field but rose as a defensive presence. He was a starting player in Game 5 of the playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks where he stopped Giannis Antetokounmpo to 16 points only.

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