May 19, 2013, 5:06 PM EST
For all the accolades heaped upon Kansas signee Andrew Wiggins (and deservedly so), Parade Magazine went with another player for its 2012-13 Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.
Semi Ojeleye, a Duke signee from Ottawa, Kansas, averaged more than 38 points per game this season while also getting the job done in the classroom to the tune of a 4.0 grade-point average.
Because of those achievements, Ojeleye was named the recipient of Parade’s highest individual honor on Saturday.
This past season, Ojeleye’s high school team went 25-0 and captured its state title, while he set career and senior-year scoring records (2,763 and 952 points, respectively) for the state of Kansas. No mean feat, especially when you consider that the career mark had stood for 17 years. Along with his ability to score, he also averaged nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals a game. He also shot 38 percent from 3-point range and 82 percent from the free-throw line.
The other finalists for the honor were Wiggins, fellow Kansas signee Conner Frankamp, Arizona signee Aaron Gordon, and Oklahoma State signee Stevie Clark.
Parade also announced its All-America Team, which traditionally is a long list that includes players headed to a variety of schools. While nationally-known powers such as Duke, Kansas and Kentucky show up annually, colleges such as North Dakota State, South Dakota State and UC Irvine are also represented on the 2013 list.
The tallest member on the Parade All-America Team is UC Irvine signee Mamadou Ndiaye, who is 7-5 and has the potential to be an impact player in the Big West next season.
And if you’re keeping count as to which college has the highest number of future players on the team, that honor goes to Kentucky. The Wildcats have four players on the list: guards Aaron Harrison and Dominique Hawkins, wing James Young and forward Marcus Lee.
The full list of Parade All-Americans:
|A.J. Jacobson||F||Shanley (Fargo, N.D.)||6-6||North Dakota St.|
|Aaron Gordon||F||Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)||6-8||Arizona|
|Aaron Harrison||G||Travis (Richmond, Texas)||6-5||Kentucky|
|Anders Broman||G||Lakeview Christian Academy (Duluth, Minn.)||6-1||South Dakota St.|
|Andrew Wiggins||F||Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.V.)||6-8||Kansas|
|Austin Nichols||F||Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tenn.)||6-8||Memphis|
|Bobby Portis||F||Hall (Little Rock, Ark.)||6-10||Arkansas|
|Brannen Greene||G||Tift County (Tifton, Ga.)||6-7||Kansas|
|Bryce Alford||G||La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.)||6-3||UCLA|
|Chris Walker||F||Holmes County (Bonifay, Fla.)||6-9||Florida|
|Conner Frankamp||G||North (Wichita, Kan.)||6-1||Kansas|
|Cullen Neal||G||Eldorado (Albuquerque, N.M.)||6-4||New Mexico|
|Derrick Walton Jr.||G||Chandler Park Academy (Harper Woods, Mich.)||6-1||Michigan|
|De’Runnya Wilson||F||Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.)||6-6||Mississippi State|
|Dominique Hawkins||G||Madison Central (Richmond, Ky.)||6-1||Kentucky|
|Garet Beal||F||Jonesport-Beals (Jonesport, Maine)||6-6||Maine|
|Isaiah Hicks||F||J.F. Webb (Oxford, N.C.)||6-8||North Carolina|
|Jabari Parker||F||Simeon (Chicago, Ill.)||6-8||Duke|
|James Young||G||Rochester (Rochester Hills, Mich.)||6-6||Kentucky|
|Jarell Martin||F||Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.)||6-8||LSU|
|Jon Severe||G||Christ The King (Queens, N.Y.)||6-2||Fordham|
|Luke Fischer||C||Germantown (Wis.)||6-10||Indiana|
|Mamadou Ndiaye||C||Brethren Christian (Huntington Beach, Calif.)||7-5||Cal-Irvine|
|Marc Loving||F||St. John’s (Toledo, Ohio)||6-8||Ohio State|
|Marcus Allen||G||Centennial (Las Vegas, Nev.)||6-4||Stanford|
|Marcus Foster||G||Hirschi (Wichita Falls (Texas)||6-2||Kansas State|
|Marcus Lee||F||Deer Valley (Antioch, Calif.)||6-9||Kentucky|
|Monte Morris||G||Beecher (Flint, Mich.)||6-1||Iowa State|
|Nick King||F||Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.)||6-7||Memphis|
|Nigel Williams-Goss||G||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)||6-3||Washington|
|Peter Jok||F||Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa)||6-6||Iowa|
|Ricky Seals-Jones||F||Sealy (Texas)||6-5||Texas A&M|
|Roschon Prince||G||Poly (Long Beach, Cali.)||6-5||USC|
|Rysheed Jordan||G||Vaux (Philadelphia)||6-3||St. John’s|
|Semi Ojeleye||F||Ottawa (Kan.)||6-6||Duke|
|Steve Vasturia||G||St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia, Pa.)||6-5||Notre Dame|
|Stevie Clark||G||Douglass (Oklahoma City)||5-10||Oklahoma State|
|Tyler Ennis||G||St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.)||6-2||Syracuse|
|Zach LaVine||G||Bothell (Wash.)||6-4||UCLA|
|Zak Irvin||G||Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers, Ind.)||6-6||Michigan|
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