CountDown to “CountDown …” – Sean Obi

This Article by Bermuda Bob

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Sean is the newest, and 5th, student athlete to transfer to Duke under Coach K.  He comes to Duke from Rice after playing a Freshman season there where he logged eleven (11) “Double-Doubles,” leading his team in Rebounding (26 games) and Scoring (13 games).  He also enjoyed Freshman of the Week honours, and was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honour Roll.

He is a wide body, at 6’9” and 270 lbs., and thus having an interior presence.  He is described as having good hands and solid footwork.

As a Red Shirt, having to sit out for a year because of his transfer, he will provide immediate post player presence on the Practice Squad this year.   He also possesses a strong voice that ought to distinguish himself as a leader of Duke’s 2nd Unit.

Sean is from Kaduna, Nigeria, and has only been playing basketball seriously since 2010.   His guardians are Steve and Bobbi Eaggers of Greenwich, Connecticut, who welcomed him to the USA at the age of 15.   He would eventually enroll at Rice University and bragged a 3.3 GPA.  Sean’s sister is enrolled at USC, coming to America the same way he did, thru a sponsor family.

Sean cites Coach K admitting to him, “We want you, Sean. We need you.”  That convinced him that he belonged at Duke.

Welcome, Sean !!!

Rock On !!!


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