N.C. A&T might have a big hole to fill in its next basketball season.
Femi Olujobi, who led the Aggies in scoring at 16.3 points and rebounding at 7.7 rebounds, announced via his Twitter account this week that he is considering the possibility of spending his senior season elsewhere as a graduate transfer.
“I would like to use this time during the offseason to evaluate everything with my family and loved ones, and ensure I make the right decision as to where to spend my graduate year and compete,” he wrote.
Olujobi, a powerful 6-8, 225-pound forward, came to A&T in 2016 after playing two seasons at Oakland, where he averaged less than seven minutes in his final season.
After sitting out the Aggies’ dismal 3-29 season, Olujobi announced his presence with 34 points in his A&T debut against Greensboro College, then scored 20 in a loss at Clemson. For several weeks, Olujobi was the nation’s leading scorer, and although he couldn’t maintain that torrid pace, he remained consistent in helping the Aggies win 20 games for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
Olujobi figures to be a hot commodity on the graduate transfer market as high-major programs look for veteran big men capable of making an immediate impact.
He was clear in his announcement, though, that he could return to A&T.
“This message is not to say I will not be returning next year, rather just weighing out all of my options before making my final decision,” he wrote.
As a graduate, Olujobi would be free to transfer to any program he chooses with no restriction. Last spring, Dudley graduate Sam Hunt decided to leave A&T to spend his graduate season at N.C. State, where he averaged 5.5 points in 16.1 minutes off the bench, primarily as a three-point specialist for the Wolfpack.