Obi will be enrolling at Duke for the summer session where he will begin classes and participate in the various off-season activities with his new teammates. That includes regular workouts with the team's new center, Jahlil Okafor, who is likely a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. That matchup, was one of the things that sold Obi on Duke as he previously explained.
I'm so excited about that! He's so talented, he's a real big man, which is something you don't see all that much - a big who is so skilled and so very talented. I'm so excited because I'm going to work very hard in practice everyday and I'm going to make him better and he's going to do the same for me. I'm looking forward to it, it's going to be really good for us."
As for the last few weeks before heading to Duke, Obi says he's been given a workout schedule and outline by the Duke training staff that will help prepare him for what's coming in terms of preseason training.
"They sent me the outline when I got home and I've been working on it every day. Right now I'm at 6-foot-9 and 255 pounds."
Other front court players to wear the uniform include Kelly (2010-2013), Jamal Boykin (2006-2007) Crawford Palmer (1989-1991); Chris Burgess (1998-1999); Fred Cox (1961-1963); Bill Jackman (1983); Doug Kistler (1959-1961).