Great Osobor commits to Washington, inks $2M NIL deal

Great Osobor commits to Washington, inks $2M NIL deal

Great Osobor committed to Washington this morning and is reportedly becoming the highest-paid known player in college basketball history. Osobor, who was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year this past season, has $2 million in NIL and marketing deals in place.

The 6-foot-8 senior power forward is following Danny Sprinkle from Utah St. to play for the Huskies. UW hired Sprinkle after he and Osobor led the Aggies to a 28-7 record and an 88-72 win over TCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Osobor started all 35 games for Utah St., averaging 17.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 blocked shots and 1.3 steals per game. He hit 57.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and 63.7 percent of his free throws.

Osobor had 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over the Horned Frogs, making 6-of-10 FGAs. The Aggies lost 106-67 to top-seeded Purdue in the Round of 32, with Osobor finishing with 14 points, six boards and two steals.

Osobor played his first two seasons of college basketball for Sprinkle at Montana St. As a true freshman in 2021-22, he started only once in 35 games and played just 15.0 minutes per game. Osobor averaged 6.0 points and 4.2 RPG, shooting at a 68.1 percent clip from the field and 66.3 percent at the charity stripe.

The Bobcats went 27-8 and won the Big Sky Tournament, but they lost 97-62 to third-seeded Texas Tech in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Osobor played 19 minutes against the Red Raiders, contributing four points, four rebounds and one assist.

As a sophomore in 2022-23, Osobor started twice in 34 games, averaging 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 blocked shots and 0.6 SPG. He made 62.4 percent of his FGAs and 66.4 percent of his free throws.

The Bobcats finished 25-10, won the Big Sky Tournament again and lost 77-65 vs. third-seeded Kansas St. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. In the loss to the Wildcats, Osobor had 11 points, seven rebounds, three blocked shots, two steals and one assist. He made 5-of-6 FGAs.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Washington’s first recruiting class under Sprinkle is ranked 19th nationally and fourth among Big Ten programs. The Huskies have nine new incoming players, including seven transfers.

UW’s transfer-specific group is ranked #10 in the country. In addition to Osobor, the Huskies have two other four-star transfers in former Butler guard D.J. Davis and ex-Rice guard Mekhi Mason.

The other transfers include forward Tyler Harris (Pepperdine), center Chris Conway (Oakland), guard Luis Kortright (Rhode Island) and center KC Ibekwe (Oregon St.). The Huskies have two four-star guards coming in from the high-school ranks in Zoom Diallo and Jase Butler.

Diallo, a 6-foot-4 native of Napa, CA., is ranked as the nation’s #47 overall player in the 247Sports Composite. Butler, another 6-foot-4 California product, is ranked #95 in the country.

FanDuel has Washington with 100/1 odds to win the 2025 NCAA Tournament.