Oregon Women’s Basketball: Sydney Parrish, Nation’s Top Guard Commits To Ducks

Oregon Breaks the huddle vs Mississippi State at Matthew Knight Arena.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Oregon Breaks the huddle vs Mississippi State at Matthew Knight Arena.Justin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

Coming off an appearance in the Final Four for the Oregon Ducks is already paying dividends.  The Ducks have a commitment from one of the top players in the 2020 Class in Sydney Parrish.

The Oregon Ducks already have four key players returning next season with the biggest name, Sabrina Ionescu returning for her Senior Season. Oregon will also have Erin Boley, Satou Sabally, along with her sister Nyara for next season. Taylor Chavez will also be a key player next season. After next season, several players could decide to leave and with the addition of Parrish in 2020, Oregon could be in a good position to keep the positive momentum going.

5-Star Guard Sydney Parrish committed to the Oregon Ducks over Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Tennessee, and UCLA. The Oregon Ducks are pushing momentum coming off back to back Elite 8 appearances and their first Final Four a few weeks ago. Add to that the announcement less than 48 hours after the loss to Baylor of Sabrina Ionescu’s return for her Senior Season.

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Head Coach Kelly Graves has the Oregon Ducks heading in the right direction. While the team is not currently garnering a Top 20 team for the Class of 2020, that could quickly change with the addition of the top Point Guard in the country.

Parrish will fit right in with Oregon. Last season, her Junior Year, she averaged 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 steals for the season. She led Hamilton Southeastern School in Indiana to their first State Championship. With the addition of Parrish, the Ducks continue to push the Recruiting pace.

Sydney Parrish is the highest rated prospect to commit to Graves and the Oregon Ducks since Satou Sabally. Before Sabally, it was Sabrina Ionescu committing back in 2016.

The Oregon Ducks finished the 2018 season with their first Final Four appearance, losing to the Baylor Bears. The team was 33-5 overall finishing with a 16-1 mark at Matthew Knight Arena