When Canadian-based prospect Quincy Guerrier was choosing a program back in the 2019 class, Oregon basketball was one of the top options.
The four-star wing had to sift through about 30 offers before ultimately choosing Syracuse and Hall of Fame head coach Jim Boeheim. He probably could have gone wherever he wanted but he chose to play for a program that had been a fixture near the top of the ACC for years.
Losing Guerrier to Syracuse hurt, but the Ducks still finished with the No. 4 recruiting class in the country, reeling in the likes of N’Faly Dante, Lok Wur, Isaac Johnson, and Chris Duarte along with a few other top prospects who are no longer with the program.
Now, Guerrier is looking at Oregon seriously once again after entering the transfer portal.
The Ducks are one of his finalists along with Illinois, Arizona State, and Memphis but Oregon is in the market for another wing/forward after losing LG Figueroa, Duarte, Chandler Lawson, and Eugene Omoruyi to graduation and transfer (Lawson only). Plus, Lawson’s younger brother, Johnathan, who was committed to the Ducks ended up de-committing and pledging to Memphis with Chandler.
Oregon has plenty of depth in the post and at point guard with Will Richardson and De’Vion Harmon and the Ducks even added JUCO All-American shooting guard Rivaldo Soares so picking up a commitment from a small forward would be ideal.
How Guerrier would fit with Oregon basketball
With Harmon and Soares coming in and Lawson transferring, I could see Guerrier being a glove-like fit right at the small forward spot. He’s good enough to start right away.
If you look at his numbers, he is the perfect wing/forward for the Ducks and could complement a guy like Eric Williams at the forward spot. He’s a scorer who is aggressive on the glass, averaging 13.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game which isn’t too shabby for a 6-7 forward.
A rotation of Richardson and Harmon at the point with Soares at the two, Guerrier at the three, Williams at the four, and Dante, Nathan Bittle, and Franck Kepnang at the five would be elite.