Maryland adds Duke graduate transfer Obi
Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has added an experienced player to his frontcourt for next season’s roster.
Former Duke forward Sean Obi committed Thursday to Maryland as a graduate transfer. Obi will be eligible to play for the Terrapins immediately. Obi visited Georgetown and College Park earlier this week before choosing the Terrapins.
Obi started at Rice before transferring to Duke in 2014. With the Owls, he averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game and was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. His rebounding average led the Conference USA and was second among all freshmen in the nation.
Obi sat out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules but was a member of the Duke’s national championship team that season. Limited by shoulder and knee injuries, Obi played in just 10 games, averaging 0.5 points and 1.0 rebounds with the Blue Devils in 201516. Obi was a member of Duke’s national championship team. He sat out last season with the Blue Devils after undergoing offseason knee surgery.