Osby Working Hard

Paris Junior College (TX) transfer Bambale Osby was on hand Thursday night to check out teammates James Gist, Greivis Vasquez and Gini Chukura in Kenner League action. We got a chance to sit down with him to discuss his summer progression and how he has adjusted to Maryland so far.

The 6-7 forward is known for his no-holds-barred inside play, which garnered him the nickname of “Boom” at New Mexico two years ago. He has been at Maryland all summer and has devoted his time so far to getting in shape.

“[I’ve] got to get in shape. Got to get in really, really good shape. We got to be able to run,” Osby said. “We got a weight program that we’re on. We do some sprinting as well. I run on the football field on my own.”

“Bambale is doing a good job this summer. In the classroom, you know, he’s working hard, and he’s already naturally strong,” Maryland assistant coach Keith Booth said.

In his first couple of months at Maryland, Osby admits that he’s not really an on-campus celebrity yet, but it has always been his dream to play in the ACC.

“It is a unique experience. Growing up I always wanted to play in the ACC, you know, North Carolina and Duke, look at them on TV. Now I got the chance and all I can do is just work at it. I just don’t want to let this pass by,” Osby said.

“He’s working hard in the weight room so for him it remains to be seen,” Booth said. “As long as he comes in and continues to have the attitude that he had as a guy that just wants to work hard, everything else will take care of itself.”

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