May 20, 2024

The college basketball landscape has a new standout in the realm of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) deals, and it’s a Washington Husky. Great Osobor, previously of Utah State and widely regarded as the top player in the transfer portal, has officially committed to Washington, as reported by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The reigning Mountain West Conference Player of the Year opted for Washington over offers from Louisville and Texas Tech, aligning himself with Danny Sprinkle’s program in Seattle. “I am grateful to God for placing me in this position,” Osobor remarked. “Washington provides the ideal platform for me to reach my full potential as a player in my final collegiate basketball season. Coach Sprinkle has been a constant support since my arrival from England, and I’m eager to contribute to the Huskies’ return to the NCAA tournament.”

Standing at 6 feet 8 inches, Osobor, hailing from England, boasts one remaining year of NCAA eligibility, and while his on-court prowess is undeniable, it’s his off-court earning potential that’s currently making waves. The attention is on the substantial amount of money he stands to make through NIL deals at Washington. While the specific companies offering these deals are undisclosed, the total value is staggering. Reportedly, Osobor has secured NIL agreements worth $2 million, marking the highest-known valuation for NIL deals in college basketball this season. These agreements, brokered by agent George Langberg of GSL Sports, come with marketing commitments. “It’s an honor to be in this position, and I’m committed to using my platform to represent my family proudly and serve as a role model for my younger sisters,” Osobor expressed.

BREAKING: Great Osobor follows Danny Sprinkle from Utah State to Washington

The financial impact of these deals is deemed “life-changing.” Hailing from Bradford, England, Osobor’s father drives a taxi, while his mother works as a caregiver for the elderly. “I wasn’t heavily recruited coming from England, with only a handful of Division I offers,” Osobor reflected. “Assistant coach Chris Haslam played a pivotal role in recruiting me to Montana State, and I owe him a great deal for that. I’m more determined than ever to demonstrate to young athletes that your background doesn’t determine your potential. With dedication and sacrifice, success will come.”

In terms of his performance during the 2023-24 season, Osobor’s stats underscore his impact on the court:

  • Points per game: 17.7
  • Rebounds per game: 9.0
  • Assists per game: 2.8
  • Blocks per game: 1.4
  • Steals per game: 1.3
  • Turnovers per game: 2.8
  • Field-goal shooting percentage: 57.7%
  • 3-point shooting percentage: 21.4%
  • Free throw shooting percentage: 63.7%

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