Alabama Basketball’s Retin Obasohan Earns Academic All-District First Team Honors
Alabama men's basketball player Retin Obasohan has been named to the 2015-16 Academic All-District 4 First Team, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced on Thursday.
With the nod, Obasohan becomes the third different Alabama player to earn first team academic all-district first team honors, joining Terrance Meade (2003) and Levi Randolph (2013, 2014, 2015).
Obasohan is now eligible to become the second player in men’s basketball program history to earn Academic All-American accolades (Levi Randolph achieved the feat in 2015). The Academic All-America team will be announced in late February.
A native of Antwerp, Belgium, Obasohan earned his undergraduate degree in finance last May, graduating with a 3.30 grade point average. He is currently pursuing a master’s in marketing in which he has a perfect 4.0 GPA through two semesters.
On the court, the 6-2, 210-pound guard has been equally impressive. Coming into Saturday’s game at Florida, Obasohan, who is this year’s co-captain, currently leads Alabama in points (16.0 ppg), steals (1.5 spg), shots made (124) and attempted (267), and free throws made (87) and attempted (125). Furthermore, Obasohan leads the Tide with 17 double-figure scoring games and 10 games of scoring 20 or more points.
Obasohan is joined on the first team with Evan Bailey (College of Charleston), Canyon Barry (College of Charleston), Derrick Henry (The Citadel) and Mingaugas Kacinas (South Carolina).
The Academic All-District® teams include the student-athletes listed and are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. This is the second year of the expanded Academic All-America® program as CoSIDA moved from recognizing a University Division (Division I) and a College Division (all non-Division I) and has doubled the number of scholar-athletes honored. The expanded teams include NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III participants, while the College Division team combines NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.