Duke transfer Sean Obi is down to three schools as potential transfer destinations: DMV-area powers Georgetown and Maryland. Georgia Tech may also be involved.
CBS Sports and FanRag Sports college basketball insider John Rothstein reports that the Hoyas and Terrapins are finalists for the outgoing Blue Devil big man.
Duke grad transfer Sean Obi tells me he has cut his list to Maryland and Georgetown. Will make a decision soon. Immediately eligible.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 19, 2017
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has those two teams, as well as Georgia Tech, in the running.
Duke grad transfer Sean Obi likely to make decision tonight or tomorrow. Will choose between Maryland, Georgetown and Georgia Tech.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 19, 2017
Obi, a Nigeria native who played his high school ball at Connecticut’s Greens Farms Academy. He began his collegiate career at Rice, where he averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Owls as a freshman. He sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring to Duke, and played 10 games for the Blue Devils the following year, playing 27 minutes over 10 games. Unfortunately, injuries derailed Obi’s three-year Duke career, so he is looking to finish up elsewhere.
He announced his transfer from the program in late March:
“I have loved my time at Duke,” Obi said. “I’ve struggled with a few injuries but I’ve grown as both a man and a player in this program. The relationships I’ve made here will last a lifetime and I will be extremely proud to call myself a Duke graduate. I’m feeling great physically now and I’m excited to take the next step in my career.”
If Obi can stay healthy, he can certainly be a contributor for whichever program lands him.