One of the most decorated Kansas players in KU history earning 2022 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player and Consensus All-America First Team honors … The No. 14 overall pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2022 NBA Draft … 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), seventh 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.
2021-22: 2022 Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year; 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)
Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year … 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.