2017 Alumni July 2017 News

Hoop dreams come true

Two Mustangs made it to the pros in the NBA Draft on June 22: forward Semi Ojeleye ’17 was taken 37th by the Boston Celtics, while guard Sterling Brown ’17 went 46th to the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. Another Mustang standout, undrafted forward Ben Moore ’17, signed a free-agent deal with the Indiana Pacers.

SMU’s Semi Ojeleye ’17 and Sterling Brown ’17 were selected in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Ojeleye was selected 37th overall by the Boston Celtics and Brown was picked 46th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. This is the fourth time the Mustangs have had multiple picks in the NBA Draft, but the first time with multiple selections in the first two rounds.
Ojeleye was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention. He was also named AAC All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-AAC First Team, USBWA All-District VII and NABC All-District 25 First Team.
Brown was named an NABC Division I College All-Star, All-American Athletic Conference Second Team and AAC All-Tournament this season. As a senior, he averaged 13.4 points (13th AAC), 6.5 rebounds (16th AAC), 3.0 assists (14th AAC) and 1.4 steals (7th AAC). He led The American in 3-point percentage for the second straight season (44.9) and was eighth in free throw percentage (79.1).
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