Jan 16, 2014; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles forward Daveon Boardingham (11)loses the ball while defended by Rice Owls guard Dan Peera (0) and forward Sean Obi (3) during the second half of their game at Reed Green Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Obi transferring to play for the Duke Blue Devils

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.

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