The Oregon Men’s Basketball team is getting set for their game on Sunday vs Northwest Christian University and this morning received word that transfer Guard Joseph Young will be eligible to play immediately based on his waiver request from the NCAA. The news came down Friday morning in a text message that Young shared with ESPN.
Oregon was picked by the Pac 12 Media to finish 4th in the Conference behind front runner Arizona. Now, with the addition of Young and another transfer in Mike Moser from UNLV, the Ducks look to have a formidable team that can play with anyone. Oregon’s Sophomore class is as solid as the come with Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis.
According to ESPN the official opener against Georgetown just became more interesting:
The decision on Young comes two days after Georgetown, Oregon’s season-opening opponent at the Armed Forces Classic at Camp Humphreys in Korea on Nov. 8, received news that UCLA transfer Josh Smith was eligible to play. Smith received his waiver despite playing in six games for the Bruins last year in the fall.
The Ducks face Northwest Christian University in exhibition on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena. The game has some unique meaning as former Duck Luke Jackson is the head coach at NCU. The game is set for a 5pm tip on Pac 12 Networks.
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