LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams has announced the signing of transfer Kevin Obanor to a financial aide agreement. Obanor played the last three seasons at Oral Roberts University where he scored 1,306 points, secured 684 rebounds and helped the Golden Eagles to the 2021 Sweet 16 with three double-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
A Houston, Texas native, Obanor earned NABC All-District and All-Summit League first team honors as a redshirt junior last season where he averaged 18.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Obanor led ORU in rebounding 24 times during the season and scored in double-figures in 27 of 28 games. He scored a career-high 39 points against Omaha in a game where he went 16-for-23 from the field and also had a career-high with an 18-rebound performance against North Dakota.
He shined in the NCAA Tournament with three double-doubles, including going off for 30 points and 11 rebounds in a first-round upset of Ohio State. He followed it with 28 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Florida before having 12 points and 11 rebounds in a Sweet 16 loss to Arkansas.
Obanor was the 2018-19 Summit League Freshman of the Year and also was named the Summit League Sixth Man of the Year and to its all-newcomer team in his first season in Tulsa. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a freshman. College Insider named him a Freshman All-American.
He played at Mount Zion Christian Academy where he also competed in football and cross country.
Obanor went through the NBA Draft process before electing to return to college and enter the transfer portal.
2021-22 TEXAS TECH SIGNEES
Kaelen “KJ” Allen (6-6, 255, Forward)
Sophomore | Los Angeles, California | East Los Angeles College | Westchester HS
Adonis Arms (6-6, 205, Guard)
Graduate Transfer | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Winthrop University | Desert Vista HS
Davion Warren (6-6, 210, Guard)
Graduate Transfer | Buffalo, New York | Hampton University | Bishop Timon St. Jude
Mylik Wilson (6-3, 175, Guard)
Junior | Rayville, Louisiana | Louisiana-Lafayette | Rayville HS
Ethan Duncan (6-0, 160, Guard)
Freshman | Lubbock, Texas | Trinity Christian School
Sardaar Calhoun (6-6, 220, Guard)
Junior | Tappahannock, Virginia | Florida State | Blue Ridge HS
Daniel Batcho (6-11, 245, Forward)
Redshirt Freshman | Paris, France | Arizona | Centre Federal du Basketball
Bryson Williams (6-8, 230, Forward)
Redshirt Senior | Fresno, California | UTEP | Roosevelt HS
Kevin Obanor (6-8, 225, Forward)
Senior | Houston, Texas | Oral Roberts University | Mount Zion Christian Academy