A Kansas City product who took redshirt off and played in his first game of the 2018-19 season vs. TCU (1/9) … Played in 22 contests and started the final 16 games in 2018-19 for the Jayhawks … Bill Self compares Agbaji to Kansas City Jayhawk Travis Releford (2009-13) who played in 138 career games and was a two-year starter while at KU.
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week [2.4.2019]
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 Abaji … Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin … Parents are Olofu and Erica Ogbaji … Has one sister, Orie, who plays 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 … Sport Management major.