Michael Ojo graduated from Florida State back in 2017 and was most recently playing for a Serbian professional basketball team. During a workout today he collapsed and was unable to be resuscitated. Ojo attended Florida State for five years, redshirting during the 2015-2016 season. He started 34 of 35 games his senior season and 44 others during his first three years.
Ojo has played in Serbia all three years since graduating but was unable to return to the United States when the coronavirus cut his season short. Ojo is originally from Nigeria and Visa issues complicated his return keeping him in Serbia during this time.
RIP Michael pic.twitter.com/jFwObMU7DZ
— FSU Hoops (@FSUHoops) August 7, 2020
Although Ojo started a solid amount of games he never averaged more than 12 minutes per game. Despite the low minutes he was seen as a crucial player for the program in his limited minutes. His leadership was important to many young players and Leonard Hamilton’s calvary of seven-foot big men he rotated. Hamilton himself mentioned after learning of Ojo’s passing he was the most popular player during his time on campus. Ojo was only 27 when he passed away earlier today, making the news for many even sadder.