NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina A&T State’s Femi Olujobi was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced today.
Olujobi was the MEAC’s top scorer after the first week of action as he averaged 27 points in two games & also averaged seven rebounds and shot 57.6 percent from the field. The 6-8 redshirt junior from Brentwood Long Island, N.Y. opened the season with a 34-point, 10-rebound performance versus Greensboro College on Friday and followed it up with 20 points and seven rebounds at Clemson as the Aggies finished 1-1 on the week.
Femi is an iLuvBBall alumni and has more than paid his dues. It’s been a long road for Femi , who suffered a horrible leg injury in his junior year which caused him miss out what most may say is the most important recruiting summer of his basketball career & most of the first half of his senior year. But Femi still managed to secured a D-1 scholarship at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He never really found his way over there. He spent most of his first 2 years rehabbing and trying to break out. In 2014-15 season he played in 26 games, making eight starts posted season highs with 9 points and 6 rebounds in first collegiate start vs. Western Carolina, averaged 2.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 12.5 mins per game in non-conference action. Then in 201516 he played in 30 games, making one start, averaged 1.4 rebounds per game, & scored season-high six points in back-to-back games at UIC and against Detroit.
Femi recently transferred to North Carolina A&T to player for Long Island alumni Jason Frasier from Amityville where it seem like a better fit for Femi. As he was the MEAC’s top scorer after the first week of action as he averaged 27 points in two games played. He also averaged seven rebounds and shot 57.6 percent from the field!
We wish him & his Aggies teammates all the best and good luck this season.