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Ochai Agbaji

Position Guard
Height 6'5''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
High School Oak Park HS
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OVERVIEW
One of the most decorated Kansas players in KU history earning NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player and Consensus All-America First Team honors … Set the school record for consecutive three-point field goals made at 53 games … Started 116 games and played in 122 for his career … Ended Kansas career ranked 15th in points (1,652), fourth in 3FGs made (250), fourth in 3FGs attempted (670), seven in consecutive starts (98) and ninth in minutes played (3,978) … A three-time All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 selection … Was featured as a Big 12 Champions for Life in 2019-20.

CAREER HONORS

2021-22: Danny Manning “Mr. Jayhawk” Award; NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player; NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team; Consensus All-America First Team; Wooden Award Finalist (1 of 5); Wooden All-America; Naismith Player of the Year Award Finalist (1 of 4); USBWA All-America First Team; USBWA All-District VI Player of the Year; The Athletic All-America First Team; Associated Press All-America First Team; NABC All-America First Team; Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player; Big 12 Tournament All-Tournament Team; The Sporting News All-America First Team; Big 12 Player of the Year; All-Big 12 First Team; Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Finalist (1 of 5); Academic All-Big 12 Second Team; co-Big 12 Player of the Week (2.21.22); Big 12 Player of the Week (1.24.22); Big 12 Player of the Week (1.17.22); Big 12 Player of the Week (11.15.21); Big 12 Player of the Week (11.15.21)

2021 USBWA All-District VI; 2021 NABC All-District 8 Second Team; 2021 Academic All-Big 12 First Team; 2021 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention; 2021 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Top 10 Candidate; 2020 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention; 2020 Academic All-Big 12 First Team; Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2.4.19)

2021-22 (SENIOR)

Consensus All-America First Team … NCAA Tournament and Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player and all-tourney team selection … Unanimous Big 12 Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team … Four time Big 12 Player of the Week … Led the Big 12 in scoring at 18.8 ppg … Also ranked in the Big 12 in 3FG% 40.9, (2nd), FG% (47.5, 3rd) and 3FGs made (2.6, 2nd) … Ended eighth on the KU single-season scoring list with 732 points, sixth in 3FGs made (103) and second in minutes played (1,368) … Had 19 games of 20 or more points, which was most in the Big 12 … Set his career high with 37 points and seven 3FGs vs. Texas Tech (1/24) in KU’s double OT win in which he sent the game into its second OT draining a contested three … Had 29 points the game before at Kansas State (1/22), including the game-winning shot … Kicked off the season with a then-career high 29 points vs. Michigan State (11/9) in the Champions Classic … Averaged 13.7 points per game in the NCAA Tournament … Played in 39 games and scored 10+ points in 37 games … Led the team in points 22 times.

2020-21 (JUNIOR)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection … Made three or more three-point field goals in 15 games … Led the Big 12 in three-point field goals made (2.6), was fourth in three-point field goal percentage (37.7) and 12th in scoring (14.1) … Had a career-high 26 points vs. Oklahoma (3/11) in the Big 12 Championship … Made five three-pointers at Texas (2/23) … Drained five threes vs. Iowa State (2/11) … Recorded a double-doubles with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia (12/22) … Scored 23 points at Texas Tech (12/17), including the game winner.

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree … A starter who logged 30-plus minutes in 24 games … Was second on team with 44 3FGs and third with 38 steals … Ranked 15th in the Big 12 in 3FGs made at 1.5 … Recorded 15 games of 10-plus points, including two 20-point efforts … Pulled down six-plus rebounds in seven games … Scored 15 points vs. Oklahoma State (2/24) … Had 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting vs. Iowa State (2/17) … Had a double-double with 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Colorado (12/7) … Answered that with a season-high 22 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range in the next game against Milwaukee (12/10) … Was featured as a Big 12 Champion for Life in 2019-20.

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)
Took redshirt off and played in his first game of the season vs. TCU (1/9) … Played in 22 games and started the final 16 of the season … Had three 20-point and seven 10-point contests … Had five multiple 3-point field goal games … Recorded two double-doubles … Averaged 8.5 in in all games and 9.4 in Big 12 contests … Pulled down 4.6 rebounds per outing … Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2/4) … Had 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 5-of-7 3-pointers, with six rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (2/9) … Had 20 points and 11 rebounds at TCU (2/11) … Posted first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Texas Tech (2/2) … Had a career-high night in his first start of the season with 24 points at Texas (1/29).

HIGH SCHOOL
Was the recipient for the DiRenna Award, the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association (GKCBCA) Player of the Year in 2017-18 … The Kansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year in 2017-18 … Participated for the Missouri team in the GKCBCA All-Star Game … Guided Oak Park High School to a 23-3 record in 2017-18 and its conference title … Averaged 27.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game his senior season for coach Brennan Scanlon … Averaged 23.0 points and 6.0 rebounds his junior year at Oak Park.

 PERSONAL
Ochai Young Agbaji … Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin … Parents are Olofu and Erica Ogbaji … Has one sister, Orie, who played volleyball at Texas … His parents played college basketball at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Olofu lettered at UWM in 1991-92, while Erica was a four-year letterwinner from 1991-94 … Enjoys playing video games and hanging with friends … Played soccer up until his junior year in high school … Graduated from Kansas in May 2022 with a communication studies degree.

 

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Men's Basketball Ochai Agbaji: The Four Year Experience

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Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji Named Associated Press All-America First Team

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named 2022 Associated Press All-America First Team, the AP announced Tuesday. This is the third All-America First Team selection for Agbaji as he also earned the accolade with The Sporting News and Bleacher Report.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Kansas Duo Named to NABC All-District 8 Team

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji and junior Christian Braun have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Tuesday. Agbaji was selected to the first team, while Braun is a second team honoree. The All-District honors are voted on by NABC-member coaches across NCAA Division I.

Men's Basketball 🎙 The Jayhawker Podcast | Ochai Agbaji: Becoming a KU Great

Ochai Agbaji wasn’t ready for his time to be up in Lawrence. He had more to prove. To scouts. To coaches. But most importantly, to himself. Coming back to KU has worked out in more ways than one for the man they call Och.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji Named a Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Finalist

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named one of five finalists for the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Outshoot Wildcats in Dillons Sunflower Showdown, 102-83

Led by 23 points from senior guard Ochai Agbaji and a team season-high 64.1 percent field goal percentage, the No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Kansas State Wildcats, 102-83 inside Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday evening.

Men's Basketball 🏀 No. 6 Kansas Withstands West Virginia, 71-58

Ochai Agbaji recorded his 14th 20-point game of the season Saturday night at West Virginia to help guide the Kansas Jayhawks to a 71-58 win over the Mountaineers at WVU Coliseum.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Defeat OSU, 76-62, on Big Monday

Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and David McCormack posted a double-double to lift the Kansas Jayhawks past the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 76-62, on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji Named to the Midseason Team for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named to the Midseason Team for the Naismith Trophy Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tip-Off Club announced Thursday. Agbaji is one of 30 student-athletes named to the midseason team and is looking to become the second Kansas player to win the honor joining 2017 recipient Frank Mason III.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji Named to Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Watch List

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named to the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Watch List, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday on ESPNU.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji’s Career High Leads No. 5 Kansas Past No. 13 Texas Tech in 2OT, 94-91

Led by a career-high 37 points from Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji, the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks defeated No. 13 Texas Tech Red Raiders 94-91 in a thrilling double-overtime contest inside Allen Fieldhouse on ESPN Big Monday.

Men's Basketball 🏀 Agbaji Named co-Big 12 Player of the Week

Kansas senior Ochai Agbaji has been named the co-Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. This is the second straight week Agbaji had been named for the weekly award and the third time this season. Agbaji is the first KU player to be awarded the weekly honor in consecutive weeks since Josh Jackson did in 2016 on Nov. 21 and Nov. 28.