Oregon Basketball Coach Dana Altman has shown over the last few year that he is good at taking transfer athletes and turning them into solid players and household names. He will have the chance to do it again later this year when former Providence player Brandon Austin joins the Ducks. He was suspended earlier this season for the year due to a violation of the school’s conduct code. Austin is 6 foot 6 and was a Top 100 player coming out of high school.
Other players that have received the Oregon makeover include Devoe Joseph who came to Eugene from Minnesota and of course Arsalan Kazemi who came to Eugene from Rice. This season Mike Moser came to the Ducks from UNLV.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Austin averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as a Senior at Imhotep Charter High School. He comes to Oregon as ‘part of the 2014′ recruiting class and will be ineligible to play for Oregon until December of 2014.
The Ducks have eight transfer players on their roster this season and are currently 12-1 on the year and ranked in the Top 20 of the Associated Press poll at 17. Oregon hosts Cal(Thursday, 8pm, Fox Sports 1) and Stanford(Sunday, 2pm, Fox Sportgs 1) this week in Eugene at Matthew Knight Arena.
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