The Oregon Ducks Men’s Basketball team is looking to move forward from a scandal that took three key players from the program in the Spring. Recently one of the likely replacements was denied enrollment at the University of Oregon and three star player Ray Kasongo was left without a scholarship and decided to play elsewhere. Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman has been a guru over the last few years in putting together a team that can not only be competitive, but also successful and he may have found a way to salvage the upcoming season for the Oregon Ducks.
Altman headed north and found a likely four star guard in six foot six Dillon Brooks out of Canada who plays currently in Nevada and will join the Oregon Ducks for the upcoming season as a small forward. That makes six total players in the 2014 recruiting class including JaQuan Lyle who will also likely see the floor in the upcoming season. The team leader is Joseph Young who returns as a Senior to lead a team that made it to the NCAA Tournament last season. The team will look for success again and can hope to get back to the dance in 2014. The team now has in influx of young players that can lead them there now and into the future.
Brooks was also offered by Indiana, Maryland and Virginia Tech. Oregon still has roster spots to fill after losing nine players last season to transfer and graduation. Brooks and Lyle should be fun to watch together as the program will continue moving forward into the 2014 season.