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Duke Adds Transfer Sean Obi
Tuesday 05/02/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – Rice transfer Sean Obi has signed a financial aid agreement to attend Duke University the school announced Friday. The 6-9, 265-pound post player will sit out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have three years remaining at Duke.

A native of Nigeria, Obi averaged 11.4 points and a Conference USA-leading 9.3 rebounds per game (2nd in the NCAA among freshmen) last season for the Owls.  He scored in double-figures in 17 of 30 games a year ago, while shooting 59.1 percent (140-of-237) from the field in 26.4 minutes per game. Obi, a Conference USA All-Freshman Team selection, also had 13 games with 10 or more rebounds and a team-high 11 double-doubles. He was also a C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member in 2014.

Obi’s top performance came in the Dec. 7 triple-overtime win over South Alabama (96-93). He played a total of 41 minutes in the contest and finished with 25 points, 19 rebounds, two assists and a steal. He also topped the 20-point, 15-rebound marks in a January loss to Marshall, posting 22 points (11-of-13 shooting) and 17 rebounds against the Thundering Herd.

Obi and his family were forced to flee Lagos, Nigeria in 2000 when their home was burnt to the ground by ethnic cleansing rioters. He eventually moved to the United States prior to his sophomore year of high school. Obi grew up primarily playing soccer and has been playing organized basketball for just four years.


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