Dana Altman is calling all guard transfers currently in the portal for Oregon basketball. OK, so maybe he isn’t actually calling them all, but he’s putting plenty of feelers out there for some of the top guard transfers on the market and one seems to have really caught his eye in Oklahoma’s De’Vion Harmon.
The Oklahoma point guard was a big part of the Sooners’ success this season and he would have at least two years of eligibility left.
With the Sooners, who surprised in the Big 12, Harmon averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 48 percent from the floor as a sophomore. That was up big-time from the 7.6 points and 36 percent shooting from his freshman season.
If he improves yet again, his junior season could be all-conference or even All-American-esque.
After Lon Kruger retired, Harmon entered the transfer portal and he immediately became one of the biggest names on the market.
Oregon basketball almost immediately reached out and the Ducks are invested in trying to get him to come in and help replace the void in the backcourt left behind by Chris Duarte and Jalen Terry.
Oklahoma’s new staff is trying to get back in the good graces of Harmon as Porter Moser has reached back out but it looks like they’ll have some serious competition.
Harmon would immediately upgrade Oregon basketball
Losing Duarte and Terry hurts the backcourt depth, but if the Ducks were to land Harmon, he would instantly upgrade the current roster. He would be a day one starter and he and Will Richardson would run the backcourt and split ball-handling duties.
Harmon was ranked the No. 47 overall recruit and fifth-best point guard in the 2019 recruiting class, according to the composite.
Oregon didn’t recruit him out of high school but Pac-12 foes like Arizona State and Cal did. He would fit in nicely in the conference with his playmaking abilities and would immediately become a leader on the Ducks’ roster. This would be a much-needed move for Altman given what he has lost from the 2020-21 team.