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Rice post player Sean Obi transferring to Duke

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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski directs his team during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Duke plays Mercer in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke says big man Sean Obi is transferring in from Rice.

The Blue Devils formally announced Obi's transfer on Friday.

Obi is a 6-foot-9, 265-point post player who must sit out this season. He will have three years of eligibility beginning in 2015-16.

He averaged 11.4 points and a Conference USA-leading 9.3 rebounds as a freshman at Rice, and reached double figures in 17 of 30 games.

He becomes Duke's fifth Division I transfer under Mike Krzyzewski, joining Dahntay Jones, Roshown McLeod, Seth Curry and most recently Rodney Hood.

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