Former Utah State Aggie reportedly becomes highest-paid college basketball player

Great Osobor will follow Danny Sprinkle to Washington.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah State Aggies forward Great Osobor (1) celebrates the win as Utah State faces San Francisco in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023.

After leading Utah State to a Mountain West title, forward Great Osobor is following his former coach for a third time, and has reportedly landed a handsome payday for his name, image and likeness to boot.

Osobor announced Monday that he has committed to Washington. He has at least $2 million in NIL deals waiting for him there, according to multiple reports.

“Washington will allow me to maximize my potential as a player in my final year of college basketball,” Osobor told ESPN. “Coach [Danny] Sprinkle has been with me every step of the way since I came from England, and I cannot wait to help the Huskies get back to the NCAA tournament.”

Osobor is thought to be the highest-paid college basketball player in the country, and was coveted by multiple high-level programs when he hit the transfer portal.

Former Aggies coach Danny Sprinkle now coaches at Washington after spending one year in Cache Valley. He also coached Osobor at Montana State.

Osobor spent one season at Utah State, where he started every game and averaged 17.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 57.7% from the field.

Osobor is the fifth former Aggie to commit to a new school. However, five players have announced their transfers to Logan in recent weeks.

Utah State transfer tracker


• Great Osobor — Washington

• Nigel Burris — Weber State

• Kalifa Sakho — Sam Houston State

• Max Agbonkpolo — Montana State

• Javon Jackson — University of Illinois Chicago

• Josh Uduje — Uncommitted

• Dallin Grant — Uncommitted

• Landon Brenchley — Uncommitted


• Deyton Albury — Queens

• Aubin Gateretse — Stetson

• Drake Allen — Utah Valley

• Tucker Anderson — Central Arkansas

• Braden Housley — Southern Utah