The rich have just gotten richer.
Former Rice forward Sean Obi has committed to Duke.
“Happy to officially announce that I will be attending Duke university for the rest of my college basketball career. Very thankful for all the support and love from my family and friends all over, and also to every college Coach that have called and been in involved with me through out this process. Duke it is!!”
Michigan and Vanderbilt were also involved with trying to land Obi.
The 6-foot-9, 265-pound Obi had an impressive freshman season for the Owls averaging 11.4 points and a Conference USA-leading 9.3 rebounds per game.
NCAA transfer rules dictate that Obi must sit out next season, but he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining after that.
Obi is likely to slide right into a role that incoming freshman center Jahlil Okafor will vacate after most likely being a potential one-and-done.