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Kentucky Women’s Basketball Signs Veteran 6-1 Guard Jordan Obi

Kentucky Women’s Basketball Signs Veteran 6-1 Guard Jordan Obi

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program inked a veteran 6-1 guard to its incoming class, head coach Kenny Brooks announced Thursday. Jordan Obi, a graduate transfer out of Penn, will join the program in 2024-25.

“I’m very excited about the addition of Jordan to our BBN family,” Brooks said. “Her experience and basketball ability will be valuable to our team in many ways. She’s a versatile player and will offer leadership from the start.”

Jordan Obi
6-1 | Guard | Hartford, Conn. | Choate Rosemary Hall

Jordan Obi, a Hartford, Connecticut, native, spent the last four seasons at Penn from 2021-24. In 83 games there, she averaged 13.7 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 1.0 blocks per game and 0.9 steals per game.

In just three seasons of action at Penn – Ivy League winter sports were canceled her freshman season because of the coronavirus outbreak – she combined for 1,142 points, 88 3-pointers, 631 rebounds, 165 assists, 85 blocks and 72 steals. She was the 25th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 career points and became the seventh fastest to do so in just 74 games.

Obi is coming off her most productive season yet, so much so the Ivy League named her to its first team for the first time in her college career. As a senior in 2023-24, she averaged 14.7 points per game and a team-high 7.7 rebounds per game, adding 65 assists and a team-high 38 blocks. She shot 43.3 percent from the field (149-344), 38.6 percent from the arc (34-88) and 82.7 percent from the line (81-98).

She scored in double digits in 22 of her 28 games last season, with six of those being double-double games. In a victory at Merrimack on Dec. 8, she played 40 minutes and recorded a career-high 30 points on 11-of-16 from the field. She added 13 rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block in that game.

Obi also was a two-time All-Ivy Second Team selection as a sophomore and junior, averaging 13.3 points and 7.5 rebounds in those two seasons.

For more information on the Kentucky women’s basketball team, visit UKathletics.com or follow @KentuckyWBB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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