Mary­land adds Duke grad­u­ate trans­fer Obi

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

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.

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