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Ochai Agbaji

Position Guard
Height 6'5''
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Kansas City, Mo.
High School Oak Park HS

OVERVIEW
Has started each of the last two seasons with 47 career starts in 53 games played … An All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 selection in in 2019-20 … A Kansas City product who took redshirt off and played in his first game of the 2018-19 season vs. TCU (1/9) … 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 … Was featured as a Big 12 Champion for Life in 2019-20.

CAREER HONORS
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week [2.4.2019]

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).

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 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.