Maryland basketball has made grad transfer Sean Obi’s final list of destinations, according to CBS’s Jon Rothstein. Obi will choose between the Terps and the Georgetown Hoyas. His decision is expected to come Wednesday night or Thursday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.
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
Obi averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds for Rice his freshman year, shooting 59 percent from the field. He transferred to Duke, and after sitting out a season per NCAA rules, he only managed to play in 10 games in 2015-16, averaging 0.5 points across 2.7 minutes in a crowded frontcourt. He didn’t see the court at all this past season for the Blue Devils, leading him to request a graduate transfer.
Obi would be eligible to play immediately and would be Maryland’s fourth grad transfer in as many years. He’d also be the second straight Duke grad transfer to choose Maryland, after Rasheed Sulaimon transferred to the Terps in 2015.
He also fills one of Maryland’s needs. If Obi can capture some of the form that saw him nearly average a double-double, he’d be an immediate boost for the Terps. He would provide an insurance option for Michal Cekovsky and incoming center Bruno Fernando, as well as a rebounding boost for a team that ranked 300th in allowing offensive rebounds, according to Kenpom.
If Obi chooses to spend his final season at Maryland, the Terps would still have two scholarships available. They’d still be able to pursue a wing to bolster their roster for next season, or beef up the frontcourt even more.