The Oregon Basketball team added a potential key piece to the 2019-20 season on Friday with Transfer Eric Williams Jr.
Head Coach Dana Altman has seen a lot in his time with the Oregon Ducks. He has always found a way to bring in a key transfer to help the team. It was a rough start to the Pac-12 season for Oregon with the early loss of Bol Bol, but the team went on an impressive winning streak to reach pretty deep into the NCAA Tournament and playing tough against eventual National Champ Virginia.
Altman has added Guard Eric Williams, Jr. by way of Transfer. Williams, Jr. comes to Eugene from Duquesne. He has played two seasons in the NCAA and his time on the court has been impressive. He has averaged 14 points and roughly 8 rebounds per game in his first two years. He is athletic and has a big upside in his playmaking ability. Just like Louis King, who has headed to the NBA Draft, Eric Williams Jr. can create his own shot.
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Williams Jr. can also play multiple positions on the floor and be the Wing or Power Forward depending on how Alman wants to use him in the lineup. He is 50/50 in whether he will be able to play next season, but with the NCAA Transfer Rules for College Basketball being a little more open in recent seasons, he may not have to sit out a year.
Eric Williams Jr. will not be considered a part of the 2019 Recruiting Class but will join Oregon Basketball alongside them. He will join Small Forward C.J. Walker, Four Star Forward Chandler Lawson, and Junior National Player of the Year Chris Duarte.
I expect that Altman and the Oregon Ducks are not done putting the pieces together for the upcoming season, and there are still several top recruits still looking for a new home.