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Oregon Ducks land A.J. Lapray

The Oregon Ducks landed their fourth commitment of the 2013 class in three-star shooting guard A.J. Lapray, who decided to stay in-state and play his hoops for the Oregon Ducks. Lapray chose the Ducks over offers from Oregon State, Utah, Rice, UTEP, and San Francisco. Arizona State, UConn, Cal, Virginia, Stanford, Georgetown, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Vanderbilt, and George Mason also showed interest in his recruitment.

Lapray is a 6’4″, 180 pound shooting guard from Salem, Oregon, and he is highly-regarded shooter with a killer three-ball that he consistently nails. He’s working on becoming a better all-around player, and his passing skills are quite solid for the position. One of the top recruits in the state, Lapray does need to continue to get better at driving and defense.

Oregon was eliminated by Aaron Gordon, but this has been a good week for the Ducks basketball program. Dana Altman was able to land four-star power forward Jordan Bell over the Auburn Tigers, and Bell gives Oregon a dominant defensive presence who racks up blocks and boards. Meanwhile, Lapray is an excellent sharpshooter who can be a big help to an offense by hitting daggers off the bench.

Now that Oregon has four commitments in the 2013 recruiting class, are they done? The only uncommitted prospect that Oregon has offered is one-star point guard Austin Pope, who has just two other offers from Utah and Santa Clara.

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