Oregon Basketball continues to be in the news today. Thursday night Arsalan Kazemi became the first Iranian to be picked in the NBA Draft – he is headed to the Philadelphia 76ers. Early Friday afternoon according to Addicted to Quack the Ducks added another transfer in Joseph Young to their roster for what will likely be the upcoming season.
Young transferred from Providence to play for the coaching staff is father Michael was on at Houston. However the team let go of their coaching staff and Young’s father did not accept a reassignment and was let go as well. Joseph had a decision to make and he will come play for the Ducks. He will also be playing with someone he knows, high school teammate Damyean Dotson.
Young will put in for a waiver to play since his father refused reassignment and was let go from Houston in the hopes to play this upcoming season if it’s granted. If not he will sit out a year and play for the Ducks in 2014-15.
More on Joseph Young from Addicted to Quack:
Young is a 6’3 shooting guard out of Houston, Texas who averaged 18 points per game last year for the Cougars while shooting 87.5% from the free throw line and 42% from beyond the arc. By comparison, EJ Singler led all rotation players for Oregon last year in 3-point percentage by shooting 35.9%.
Oregon will have plenty of talent to compete again this year. The biggest concern will likely be how to shuffle all the available talent onto the court. Injuries played a role last season – it looks like things may be better in that department moving forward.
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