TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama guard Retin Obasohan has found an NBA home.
Speaking during the SEC coaches teleconference on Monday, Alabama coach Avery Johnson congratulated Obasohan for signing a free agent deal with the Sacramento Kings.
Obasohan, a team co-captain who started all 33 games, was named first team All-SEC and to the league’s all-defensive team while also earning SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.
Obasohan joined former Alabama star Trevor Releford as the only two Alabama players ever named to the first team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive team in the same season. He carried the majority of Alabama’s offense, averaging 17.6 points per game which ranked No. 5 in the SEC. With an average of 20.6 points per game in conference play, Obasohan became the first Alabama player to average 20-plus since Buck Johnson did so in 1986.
He led Alabama with 27 double-figure games, including 18 straight to close out the season. Obasohan finished his career with 1,176 points and 154 steals, which is the eighth most in school history.
The NBA Summer League begins on Friday, July 8, in Las Vegas. The Kings open play versus the Toronto Raptors.