Duke graduate transfer Sean Obi will visit Maryland Monday, CBSSports’ Jon Rothstein is reporting. Wherever he ends up transferring, he will be eligible to play immediately.
In his two seasons at Duke, Obi only played in 10 games. During the 2015-16 season he registered 10 rebounds and five points in only 27 minutes. With a talented and crowded frontcourt this season, Obi didn’t see the floor at all.
Before Duke, Obi was enrolled at Rice, where he was a Conference USA All-Freshman selection, averaging 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds in 30 games.
At 6’9, 265 pounds, Obi would at least give Maryland some depth on a front line that needs some. Since he hasn’t played much in two years, he’s still largely an unknown. Starting center Damonte Dodd graduated and the oft-injured Michal Cekovsky is in line to start in his place. 2017 signee Bruno Fernando and rising junior Ivan Bender are likely to see minutes at the five as well, but don’t form the sort of rotation that would force other coaches to adjust their gameplans.
He’d be the second former Duke player to wear the Maryland Terrapins’ jersey in the past three seasons, as Rasheed Sulaimon made his way up to College Park after his dismissal from coach Mike Krzyzewski’s program.