Transferring is like being a free agent or something. Players, who have only been previously recruited, now get to re-pick their college destination. Usually, that means most players are headed to a “lower” level type of a program. You know, to get more playing time. Sometimes, however, if a guy happens to be better than expected, it might just be time to play with the big boys. Case in point: Sean Obi leaving Rice to play for the Duke Blue Devils.
How do I know such things? Instagram, naturally.
Sean Obi was only a freshman for Rice last year, but managed to score 11.4 points per game. Oh, and he led Conference USA in rebounds, with a beastly 9.3 per outing.
Per NCAA rules (yes, they still kinda/sorta function), Obi will have to sit out his first year on Duke campus. After that, though, Obi will have all three years of his eligibility remaining. Meaning, Coach K looks to have landed a legit big, as Obi’s 6’9″ and 265-pound frame are no joke.
With Duke having a slew of talented freshmen coming in next year, but with some of them expected to be gone after just one season, Duke already has their starting big for the 2015-16 college basketball season. So, that’s nice.