Monday was a good day for Oregon Basketball and Dana Altman continued to work his recruiting magic for the future.
Head Coach Dana Altman is continuing to piece things together for the 2019-20 season and hs added a piece for the 2020-21 season in the process. Rutgers Forward Eugene Omoruyi has cleared the Transfer Portal and landed with the Oregon Ducks. Last season he played in 26 of 28 games for the Scarlet Knights.
He showed his versatility in scoring an average of close to 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. Omoruyi has shown in his time in the Big Ten that he can shoot. He has hit 31 percent from beyond the arc and this past season averaged 45 percent from the floor. That type of production can certainly help an Oregon Basketball team that lost a good part of their Offense this past season.
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The Rutgers transfer will likely have to sit out the year but could apply for a waiver to play in 2019-20. He could be approved right away for the upcoming season which would change the dynamic of a team looking for experience in key positions.
Payton Pritchard will return for his Senior season. The Ducks have added Anthony Mathis from New Mexico who will be eligible to play right away and was a former teammate of Pritchard’s in West Linn. It will be good to see that familiarity on the floor as two good friends will finish their career together at the University of Oregon.
Altman and his coaching staff always find a way to put things together on paper from the start. He has a trail of success that he has built with Oregon as the Ducks went on a ten game winning streak straight into the NCAA Tournament this past season.
The team will likely need a few more pieces before the real work can begin again for the Ducks Head Coach entering his 12th season.
Adding one of the top scorers in the Big Ten is a good starting point for what the team is looking to accomplish this upcoming season.