March 21, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman (second from right) instructs his team in a huddle against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half of the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon Basketball Recruiting: Ducks Land Ex Iowa State Commit JUCO Forward Amardi

Imagine this scenerio for a moment. You commit to play for a school and for nine months wait for your opportunity, but you get a phone call saying the scholarship you were getting was going to someone else who could potentially be a better athlete/player. That is what happened to Forward Richard Amardi.

However he doesn’t have to worry anymore about where he will play. He is an Oregon Duck. Word broke late yesterday that he has given his commitment to the Ducks and Head Coach Dana Altman. Amardi is going to help fill a position of need for Oregon in the front court. After losing several key pieces from last year’s NCAA Tournament run to graduation, Altman has put together a stellar class of transfers, as well as a solid recruiting class for Oregon.

Amardi is 6′ 9″, 220 pounds and according to, he excels at crashing the glass and finishing at the rim, and also shows the ability to knock down mid-range jumpers. I can see Dotson and Amardi having a mid range jumper jump off – if there is such a thing. Not sure I would pay to watch that, but it would be entertaining at least.

Amardi has one year of eligibility remaning and joins transfers Mike Moser(from UNLV), and Elgin Cook(Northwest Florida State) along with Freshman Jordan Bell and Cristiano Felicio.


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