Francis Okoro has reclassified for the 2018 Recruiting Class helping to make the Oregon Ducks one of the deepest teams in the Pac-12 Conference.
Head Coach Dana Altman has done wonders for Oregon Basketball since he arrived. From finding key transfers to helping a team two seasons ago get all the way to the Final Four. While last season was a slight let down, 2018 could be one of the Ducks best seasons in his tenure. On Sunday night, 2019 Recruit Center Francis Okoro reclassified for the 2018 Recruiting Class and will be in Eugene ready to play this Fall.
He committed to the Oregon Ducks back in May and joins Altman’s most heralded Recruiting Class to Date that includes 5-Star Bol Bol and several 4-Star Recruits including Miles Norris and Louis King.
Oregon Basketball was thinking they would have to wait a season for a repeat of two years ago when Chris Boucher and Jordan Bell played key roles at rim protector. Now, with the 2018 addition of Okoro, the Ducks have Kenny Wooten and Okoro and could be one of the toughest duos to go inside on in the Pac-12 Conference.
The talent level at Oregon only lacks chemistry, but 2018 will be different than the team a season ago. There are a lot of new faces, and Head Coach Dana Altman has learned from last seasons mistakes. Payton Pritchard will have plenty of talent to work with. He did last season as well but Altman admitted in his final Press Conference of the year in 2017 that he put too much on Pritchard’s shoulders.
Oregon also returns Paul White and Victor Bailey Jr, who found his three-point shot late in the season. Altman has also brought in Graduate Transfer Ehab Amin. The Ducks will not lack for talent on the floor this season and it is up to Altman how to best utilize what he has, which could end up being one of the best teams in the country.