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Thursday / May 30.
  • Washington adds Utah State transfer Great Osobor on $2M NIL deal

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Utah State transfer Great Osobor is following his former coach.

    And getting paid in the process

    The 6-foot-8 forward is transferring to Washington to play for new coach Danny Sprinkle over Louisville and Texas. His agent George Langberg announced Osobor will receive at least $2 million in NIL income.

    “I would like to thank God for putting me in this position,” Osobor told ESPN.com. “Washington will allow me to maximize my potential as a player in my final year of college basketball. Coach Sprinkle has been with me every step of the way since I came from England, and I cannot wait to help the Huskies get back to the NCAA tournament.”

    The $2 million is significant income for anyone, but especially for Osobor, whose whose father is a taxi driver and mother is a caregiver for elderly clients, per ESPN.

    “I was not a highly recruited player coming out of England, with only a few Division I offers,” Osobor said. “Assistant coach Chris Haslam had a huge part in recruiting me to Montana State, and I owe him a lot for that. I am more motivated than ever to show young kids that it doesn’t matter where you come from. If you put in the work and necessary sacrifice, your time will come.”

    Osobor was named the Mountain West Player of the Year after starting all 35 games, where averaged 17.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.4 blocks and shot 57.7% from the field.

    Sprinkle has retained freshman signees Zoom Diallo and Jase Butler while bringing transfers Mekhi Mason (Rice), DJ Davis (Butler), Luis Kortright (Rhode Island), Franck Kepnang (Oregon) and Tyler Harris (Portland).

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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