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Sean Obi to transfer to Maryland from Duke

For a second time in three years, the Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team has signed a graduate transfer from Duke University. On Thursday, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Sean Obi will attempt Maryland next season after earning his degree in Sociology with a minor in Marketing from Duke in May. He plans to enroll in graduate school at Maryland in June.

“We are excited to welcome Sean to Maryland,” Turgeon said. “As a graduate transfer, he brings high character, experience, and maturity to our team. Sean is a good rebounder and gives us another physical presence inside. He is also a very good student. Sean is healthy and ready to contribute.”

Obi, a 6-foot-9, 255-pound forward, was born in Kaduna, Nigeria and started his collegiate career at Rice University before transferring to Duke.

Obi was a Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection at Rice after averaging 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds in the 2013-14 season. Obi had to sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules and only appeared in 10 games in 2015-16 before suffering a season-ending injury that also cost him the entire 2016-17 season.

While Obi has yet to truly prove himself at a high level, his addition bolstered Maryland’s frontcourt that graduates Damonte Dodd and L.G. Gill. The Terps will have Michael Cekovsky, Ivan Bender and Justin Jackson there. Maryland will also bring in four-star recruit Bruno Fernando to help out, but the Terps can still use Obi’s size and athleticism in the paint.

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