Another Myerscough College basketball student is heading across the Atlantic next year to further his career.
Great Osobor has committed to NCAA Division I programme Montana State University, following in the footsteps of Bradley Fisher, who joined the Bobcats after finishing his studies at Myerscough back in 2014.
Montana State, which is a public university located 98 miles from the state capital of Helena in Bozeman, was the first to offer the Class of 2021 product. The Bobcats have strong ties to the British basketball community through former Great Britain national team player Chris Haslam, who serves as an assistant under head coach Danny Sprinkle.
Great told myerscoughbasketball.co.uk: “Seeing all the hardwork I’ve put in be rewarded with my commitment to a Division I school is what motivates me to stay focused and keep pushing.
“Being at Myerscough has been a really good situation for my development as I was able to learn from elite players and leaders like Amari [Williams] and Bradley [Kaboza]. They showed me how to have an impact in different ways.
“Every single one of the coaches has taken time to reach out and build a relationship with me on a level outside of basketball – they’ve been amazing throughout the recruitment process.
“Coach Sprinkle really seems to believe in me being an impact player from the beginning and Coach Haslam has done a great job staying in contact with me and showing that he cares. I believe Montana State will be able to help me continue to develop and take me to the next level on and off court.”
18-year-old Great played a key role in Myerscough’s success in the run to a European Youth Basketball League regular season championship, an Elite Academy Basketball League conference and co-playoff titles and a runner-up finish in NBL Division 2.
Great adds: ‘’By just being surrounded by a great staff and great players at Myerscough, it has helped me improve a lot to the point where I am today and in the next eight months — by god’s grace we should still have a season — I want plan to continue to get better and to keep being a leader of this Academy. My aim to get as ready as I can for the next level.’’
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by Dave Salmon
(Additional content courtesy of Allen Gunn)